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Brownbear

Calling urban foxes

I'm fairly good at simulating a wounded rabbit squeak to attract foxes - they think there's an easy meal going and come in nicely, often. But I'm increasingly being asked to deal with urban foxes, whose hunting instincts are long buried in the nature of an opportunist and scavenger.

As far as I know, their main diet is discarded kebabs and dead pigeons, whose sounds I am unable to simulate. Contrary to what is often asked here, does anyone know of a good fox attractant?
marigold

Pile of chicken bones on the lawn - fox usually visits at dusk. They make useful waste disposal units, but would be easy to pick off from my bedroom window.
Tavascarow

Mimic the sound of a Saturday night drunk & they are sure to follow.
Laughing
Treacodactyl

It's not unusual to hear people calling them when they feed them in the way people call cats and dogs. You could try that and banging a metal bowl etc or bating an area with pet food for a day or two.
Bodger

I've spoken to farmers living here out in the sticks and they've had what are presumably released urban foxes follow them right up to their doorstep in response to a clanked metal bucket. Clanging a dustbin might do the trick. Very Happy
tahir

Discarded fried chicken round here (central London), the rats seem to like them, and the puke too.
vegplot

marigold wrote:
Pile of chicken bones on the lawn - fox usually visits at dusk. They make useful waste disposal units, but would be easy to pick off from my bedroom window.



Now there's an invitation...
cab

String. The little sods can't seem to get enough of it. Can't explain it other than that they seem to like playing with it. So I often have to tie things up two or three times...
king rat

Pierce several holes in a tin of tuna, tip just a little of the oil onto the ground and bury the tin just under the soil. If you are able to drive a metal rod through it to peg it down prior to covering it, it keeps the fox interested in one spot long enough to shoot it. It also has the advantage of being able to manufacture it into a safe shot as you can entice the fox to the ideal spot.
Iggle Piggle

Why are foxes being shot Confused
Bebo

Iggle Piggle wrote:
Why are foxes being shot Confused


Because they are vermin? Because blokes on horseback with dogs aren't allowed to hunt them anymore? Because they eat peoples chickens? Lots of reasons to shoot foxes.
Treacodactyl

Bebo wrote:
Iggle Piggle wrote:
Why are foxes being shot Confused


Because they are vermin? Because blokes on horseback with dogs aren't allowed to hunt them anymore? Because they eat peoples chickens? Lots of reasons to shoot foxes.


And they often cover places in faeces which carry diseases, can dig up large areas of the garden doing damage etc, etc.

As the urban foxes round here are virtually domesticated I don't have much problem with the idea of culling them.
Bodger

This section is entitled 'Shooting and trapping for the Pot' whose going to eat the first one then ? Laughing Laughing Laughing
Bebo

bodger wrote:
This section is entitled 'Shooting and trapping for the Pot' whose going to eat the first one then ? Laughing Laughing Laughing


You first, you can let the rest of us know what it's like. puke_r
Bodger

After you dear. Very Happy I insist.
Jo S

He who called it.....
12Bore

Somewhere I have an old French recipe for fox...........from what I recall, it's not appetising. puke_l puke_r
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