I love foxes

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by J Ed, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    My family are also imports to this country. I'm shocked you should say this means our presence here is "unnatural".

    I never thought I'd see the day there was such vile racism on Urban.

    :(

    So shocked I said it twice.
     
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  2. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007 (nom.)

    It's a dilemma.

    For years in the garden I only planted native species but I'm not a hugely good gardener and they weren't hugely successful. Apart from trees and bushes I've come to realize that another word for 'native species' is 'weeds'. But I still prefer native species over foreigners :( .
     
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  3. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    I'm appalled at your brazenness in saying this.
     
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  4. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007 (nom.)

    Send em all home :mad: start with the grey squirrels send em back to the USA I say.


    [/speciesist]
     
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  5. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    What about potatoes?
     
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  6. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007 (nom.)

    Ah no we can keep the ones that have jobs.
     
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  7. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    They come over here, germinating our Earth. :mad:
     
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  8. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    On benefits, most of em, I've heard. EU subsidised, just sitting there all smug in the ground. :mad: Making a mockery of our decent British values. :mad:
     
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  9. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

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    danny la rouge and family in hiding recently after being denounced on Urban as "unnatural"
     
  10. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007 (nom.)

    And worst thing is that they cross breed :mad: diluting our pure British stock.
     
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  11. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    I live in a rural area - plenty of wildlife. The foxes keep the rabbit population in check, but as opportunists tend to go for roadkill as it is less work for them.
    I've told this tale at least once before, but ...
    I was driving to and from Newcastle regularly and most days, somewhere along the nearly 35 miles of back roads, I would see some wildlife. Ranging from badgers, foxes, rabbits down to stoats, hedgepigs, weasels and mice not to mention masses of birds.
    Anyway, this particular morning - just about dawn - I turned a sharp corner into another straight section of road in time to see a fox approaching. I could see that he was carrying something, so I slowed down as I was expecting him just to cross under the next gate back into the field (the usual route). he stopped next to a dead rabbit by the gateway, and whilst I watched he re-arranged the second with the one he was carrying already so he could pick up both by the back legs. He set off into the field with them hanging out either side of his mouth ... I wish I had had my camera with me.
     
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  12. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

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    He was not completely tame but we were friends for a while, me and this one. The next door neighbour then started campaigning for the elimination of the whole local fox population and for weeks I had a humane trap cage thing in the back garden, with bits of meat hanging in it, trying to catch him so he could be taken to safety by Bryan May at his fox sanctuary (true story). But he never did go in the cage.
     
  13. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007 (nom.)

    Hope he didn't get "eliminated" :(.

    I did read a while ago that a difference between dog and fox intelligence is if you put food just out of reach of a dog he'll strain at the rope to get it, a fox will turn round and get it with his back legs.
     
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  14. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    The law about how and where you are allowed to eliminate them meant that in the end my neighbour was frustrated in his ambitions - because you are only allowed to shoot them and you are not allowed to shoot anything that's very close to a school, and we had a school playground just over the back fence. But anyway, life expectancy for urban foxes is short, and I never knew if this one made it to start a next generation.
    He was definitely clever though - he saw the meat hanging in the cage, he wanted it, but decided it wasn't worth the risk of getting caged because he didn't know about Bryan May's sanctuary.
     
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  15. Lancman

    Lancman Well-Known Member

  16. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

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  17. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

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  18. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    or maybe he wasn't a fan of bryan may's music?
     
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  19. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Gratuitous reposting...
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  20. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

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  21. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Fox on photographer.jpg

    Not my picture
     
  22. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    I'm exercising restraint, have a whole album of baby photos here .. (it was a love story) DSC_0023.jpg

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  23. machine cat

    machine cat nod from the big man as kosher Banned

    Saw a fox a few weeks ago across the street. Did that thing where they clock you and just disappear.
     
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  24. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

    Where was that taken?

    Joking aside, the major consequence of the introduction of grey squirrels has been the displacement from most parts of Britain of our native red squirrels. That's pretty much a done deal now, but we can hopefully learn from it and not allow similar things to happen in the future.

    Lots of our now-established plants and animals are non-native, and the landscape would arguably be poorer if they were somehow all to be removed, even if that were possible.

    (and of course the protecting of native species of flora and fauna from displacement by non-native species has nothing to do with any idea that some people are native to Britain, whereas others are not and should be kept out)
     
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  25. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    And bagers
     
  26. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Can you imagine the takeaway menu ?
    But japaese knotweed, that should be repatriated, long as we can still have sushi.
     
  27. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Bryan's sanctuary is for them too. Home
     
  28. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

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  29. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007 (nom.)

    The sycamore is furrin but now nearly Cornwall's national tree and tolerates salt so does well here. Get rid of them and there'd be huge gaps. It's the invasive ones that are a problem. Those bloody Japanese and their knotweeds.

    well quite - we don't treat people like animals or vegetables and anyone who thinks we should needs to be buried up to their neck in compost and left to grow.
     
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  30. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    I still get the newsletter, it's great - True Life survival stories against the odds, that sort of thing, all on really cheap stapled bits of A4 :)
     
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