Sunday, 26 May 2013

High Profile


I am acting just like one of those community police chappies today, in so much as I have "upped" my public visibility by some 90% and now can be seen lurking on all four corners of the field like some pervert around a 1970s BBC TV studio.
If the fox returns it may well be today or tomorrow, so with the dogs stationed on one side of the field and me and  my trusty radio on the other...We have the place covered.
Mandy's mother from next door has stationed herself on their verandah as lookout, but at nearly 89 I think her heart cannot quite take the strain as several times I am sure she has mistaken William's red- brown coat for the pelt of a fox.
Thank goodness she doesn't have a gun.
However, in true Mexican dirt poor villager style, I have looked into the possibility of hiring some guns so to speak......lets hope Steve Mc Queen turns up in his denims.....

It's hot today, and I am wearing my unflattering sun hat as I catch up with " paperwork" on the grass, in between painting and repairing coops
I have a newsletter to write on behalf of the community council and after church this afternoon I want to photograph the vicar with Bingley.... I will post it later if I get the chance.....
Anyhow back to fox watch....apologies if I have not caught up with blog reading and replies.... My priorities are somewhat poultry based at the mo

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  1. I wonder if you sprayed the perimeter with coyote urine if it would deter the fox?

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  2. i agree with 'mybabyjohn'! just piss all over the place!

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    1. Perhaps I should invite the male voice choir to pee en masse

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    2. A community Pee-in!

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  3. Ahhh, a Magnificent Seven reference? Did you perhaps leave a space between Mc and Queen on purpose?
    Good luck with the fox.

    Bugles blaring and a hearty, TALLY HO!

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  4. A perimeter of pee sounds just the ticket.Please wait until it is dark...and don't wear Chris' PJ bottoms, the police already have a description of them.
    Jane x

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  5. "For fox sake, think about what you are doing man!" - Samantha Fox for Fox News.

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  6. Just what is that angry-looking big pink thing behind you? :-O

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  7. Hope Bingley doesn't molest the vicar or have his hormones gone back to normal?
    Jo xx

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    1. No chance of that ....the vicar is proving to be elusive

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  8. What is the nature of this picture with the vicar and Bingley?? Knowing the fowl this photos shoot could go any direction.

    May your hunt be successful.

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    1. I planned a safe photo shoot.... I wouldbeholding the turkey very tightly

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  9. Llamas are the answer. They would love living with you.

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  10. you probably want to avoid my blog for a while xx

    Good luck with Monsieur Renard!

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    1. Kath, I read about Ellie , earlier in the week....I wanted to send you a poem when things were not quite so raw.. Xx

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  11. Is there a zoo near by where you live? Ask for some lion-dung. Seems to work a treat in scaring off foxes.
    (All your readers are poultry oriented too now. We will not have you suffer again.)
    Els

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    1. Lion shit....nw there's an idea

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  12. I hope you have your truncheon at the ready !
    ~Jo

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  13. Cro got there before me......I could hear a pantomime audience screeching 'he's behind you!'.

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  14. It does make sense to wee against every fence post around the perimeter of your property and especially the chicken enclosure, all of you, humans and dogs alike (if they haven't been 'done'), male urine and also piles of freshly cut hair do deter foxes. If you're less inclined to flash after last weeks iluminating episode you could pee in a jug and go round pouring it, it does go further that way too :-)

    So drink lots and cut your hair, oh and keep the radio blaring out for as long as the neighbours can stand it.

    Gosh, it's a good job we live in the country when we have to go to these lengths to keep our birds safe, heaven only knows what would happen if we lived in the town!!

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    1. I have peed around the field all year sue..... My bladder at times has been the size of a watermelon ...... Dog hair used too..........
      I have a game keeper on the case now
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  15. Why have you got a baby elephant with a red stripey sock on it's trunk behind you?

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    1. It's a penis illibet

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    2. That made me laugh. Evenin' all.

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  16. This could very well be the setting for a movie :-)

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  17. Ha! Nice touch, ending in the middle of a word!

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  18. a sad day when you and your menagerie have to resort to fox patrol...when you should all be enjoying a pleasant day in Trelawnyd!!! hope the photo shoot (not fox) with Vicar and Bingley goes according to your plan :D

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  19. How brave (?) to sit with Bingley at your back!
    Think a pee for all is called for.

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  20. Does Bingley always sneak up behind you like that? He really must be in love after all.

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  21. My daughter Kate lost all of her chickens last week in a daylight 2 day rampage by a fox. I am gutted as "Shirl" the little brown one with the fat ass (hence the name) was the first to go. Someone told her to build a scarecrow and cover it in perfume which will deter the fox as it would think it was a human...that might be an old Normandy wives tale. Not convinced about that one!

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    1. That's a shame fat arseX

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  22. Not a problem, John. It's understandable you want the fox to stay gone.
    Good luck with that. *hugs* ♥

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  23. Just had another look at the photo of you in the sun and then saw what was behind you! Blimey...looks like a penis but smaller!!

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  24. Foxes are buggers. I've not had any trouble here yet but I'm sure it's only a matter of time. I do have a habbit of "marking my terratory" by the pens when the urge takes me as they're wary of the smell of humans.
    I am reminded of the Jasper Carrot sketch about the mole (The same applies to foxes I think) "Only one way to get rid of a mole..."

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    1. This is the first daytime fox attack I have suffered in years kev...
      A gamekeeper today described th fox as a rogue

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  25. Maybe if you caught the fox and put a collar with a bell on him? Just a suggestion.

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  26. The Magnificent Two ! You could swap eggs for pee.

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  27. Alpacas are supposed to be good guards too, but they're a tad expensive - doubt any have reached to "rescue" status just yet. Bit like when ostrich farming was all the rage.

    Now a couple of rescue ostriches would see allcomers off.

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  28. It took me a while to work out what that was behind you in the photo....much squinting, changing to the reading specs and worried grimacing, followed by poultry-based relief, followed by more unsure grimacing. Can you put me out of my misery please when you get a sec. So sorry for the reasons you're having to be so vigilant now. x

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  29. Em...it's. Bingley the turkey

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    1. Would the Vicar be offended if I submitted the name "penis" for the competition? Perhaps "Rod" would do the trick. Or Roger...

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  30. Would it help if I hopped on a plane tomorrow and flew over for fox-watch?

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