Monday, April 27, 2009
The only good fox......
It's always hard to know how many foxes our Maremma's kill but every now and then we come across a body of one who has tried to sneak in to grab a chook.
This morning I found one dead under one of the mobile roost houses. The hens in that paddock are protected by two dogs, Monte and Chicca so they are working well together.
The numbers of foxes appear to building up again and we hear their constant calling every night.
Without our dogs we wouldn't have a chicken left within a few weeks.
We are reluctant to call for a massive baiting program in the region because of the potential problems for other wildlife - such as Lace Monitors which could take the baits. But it does seem that fox numbers are more out of control than ever.