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Basil Brush has a lot to answer for!!

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Basil Brush has a lot to answer for!!

Further to the awful attack by a fox(es) on the twin girl babies over the week-end.
Partly because of the popularity of the ventriloquist's dummy many years ago, several generations have been brought up thinking that foxes are sweet, lovable, cute gentle creatures. When nothing could be further from the truth. They are nasty, viscous disease ridden vermin, that have moved into urban areas largely because of the filthy refuse disposal habits of some sections of town and city dwellers.
As an animal lover who has witnessed a kitten after a fox killed it. Foxes don't just kill for food, they rip smaller animals to shreds in the most horrific relentless way. There are some who feel that a fox caught by a pack of foxhounds deserves exactly what it gets. 
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Steve
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Not to worry they will be outlawed soon the same as the Wolf.
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Re: Basil Brush has a lot to answer for!!

Like the ones they want to reintroduce into Scotland
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The reduction of weekly refuse collections hasn't helped the situation.  I live in the country and we often see foxes attempting to get into rubbish left out overnight. Wheelie bins have helped to some degree but not fully.
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it has yet to be established which animal (if any) attacked these little girls.  in the meantime, the fox is getting the same sort of shafting as the rat.
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  Researchers are proposing in a new report that a major experiment be conducted to reintroduce wolves to a test site in the Scottish Highlands, to help control the populations and behavior of red deer that in the past 250 years have changed the whole nature of large ecosystems.

The proposal is modeled after research done in the United States, at Yellowstone National Park and elsewhere, which has demonstrated that the absence of large predators such as wolves and cougars has allowed deer, elk and other animals to badly overgraze lands and ravish entire terrestrial ecosystems.
If successful, the experiment might demonstrate the same ecosystem recovery is possible in Scotland that has been accomplished in some parts of the U.S. where wolves have been brought back.
"Wolves were last found in Scotland more than 250 years ago, and as a result it's likely that very few natural areas now bear much resemblance to their native conditions," said William Ripple, a professor of forest ecosystems and society at Oregon State University, and one of the world's leading experts in the study of the interaction of grazing ungulates and large predators.
"There's an increasing awareness that the loss of large predators is a global issue, both marine and terrestrial," Ripple said. "The effects ultimately extend to forests, grasslands, streams, fisheries and wildlife. We see the same kinds of impacts time after time."

Full Story...http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/07/090720134527.htm
Denzil
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To be fair to foxkind, foxes attacking people unprovoked is almost unheard of. They are hunters and scavengers, with an instinct for survival just like any other animal. If they are moving into the towns because there is so much food around, that's our fault for being so wasteful and messy. Good and evil are entirely human constructions, and can't be applied to animals.
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I used to live within 400 yards of mixed grassland/woodland - never saw a fox in 18 years.
Now that I live in London about 800 yards from "an open space" I see foxes every other day night, walking along the streets (that's the foxes walking, I'm just looking from the bedroom window).
Why are foxes so bold now?
They used to be quite timid creatures.

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Why are foxes so bold now?
They used to be quite timid creatures.

Probably because they feel safer in towns, there's a ready supply of food. And humans largely don't attack them, so why shouldn't they migrate to somewhere where life is easier and there are few predators. Unlike country folk who have in spite of fox-hunting legislation no love at all for foxes. I like many live close to the edge of farm-land and have foxes trooping through my garden quite unconcerned at times. It is the only time our cat will not stand her ground, being not afraid of any other creature and bolt out of the garden and in through her cat flap indoors as if the hounds of hell are after her.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
scootie
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ok so if a fox did attack the twins and we now class all foxs as a fret, how many adult humans have brutaly murdered babys, does this mean we should release the fox hounds to rip to shreds all humans that they find no matter if there guilty of a crime or not?
ban the deed not the breed
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Dogs have attacked humans before now.
"Dog bites man" - isn't news. Grin
Kill all dogs!! - well perhaps not.