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Re: Don't like vermin?
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2010, 10:16:55 AM »
Moley, are you sure that's a fox ruining your lawn?   That's not something they usually get blamed for (although their favourite food is worms) - it's actually more likely to be a badger.   

It could just be worms coming up for breath or Starling's digging for worms.   Or is it that old friend of the gardener (not) the grub of the 'daddylonglegs' the cranefly. What's the symptoms?

Ruining in a different way... it's p*ssing everywhere which is killing the grass.  It's also leaving poos as well.. (I think they are fox).

So I'm about 90% it's a fox..

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Re: Don't like vermin?
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2010, 10:58:54 AM »
I'm having consideraqble problems with a hippo grazing on my lawn.

Council says it is not on their list of vermin.

I'm sure the lads and lasses in their pinks would 'see it orf' were we to let them return to their maintenance and balancing of the countryside.

Undecided whether to blame Thatcher or Brown for this nuisance, wouldn't mind but it's attracted crocodiles, right buggers when your having a barbie. (ooh er!)
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Re: Don't like vermin?
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2010, 11:30:14 AM »
The poo of a fox stinks to high heaven and is pointed on one end.
Yes I am an expert on poo but now after reading the mass of leaflets that came through my front door I specialise in Bullshit.
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Re: Don't like vermin?
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2010, 12:26:49 PM »
The poo of a fox stinks to high heaven and is pointed on one end.
Yes I am an expert on poo but now after reading the mass of leaflets that came through my front door I specialise in Bullshit.

That's exactly the sort of poo we have :-(

I found it very convenient that the election literature came through our letterbox right beside the downstairs loo......

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Re: Don't like vermin?
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2010, 04:18:26 PM »
The poo of a fox stinks to high heaven and is pointed on one end.
Yes I am an expert on poo but now after reading the mass of leaflets that came through my front door I specialise in Bullshit.


That's exactly the sort of poo we have :-(

I found it very convenient that the election literature came through our letterbox right beside the downstairs loo......


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Re: Don't like vermin?
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2010, 06:27:53 PM »
That looks like a fox pooh to me Chav, it's black for a start.  The fox itself has a pong all of it's own - not just it's pooh, probably why it's never become a pet.  If you go out first thing in the morning and there is a strong musty pong - it's a fox.  Patches and pooh on the lawn could be the dog or cat.   Circles of dead or pale grass are called 'bitch patches'.  Or it could still be those crane fly grubs working away under the ground. 

Now I can't remember what to do about it. 

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Re: Don't like vermin?
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2010, 06:56:56 PM »
That looks like a fox pooh to me Chav, it's black for a start.  The fox itself has a pong all of it's own - not just it's pooh, probably why it's never become a pet.  If you go out first thing in the morning and there is a strong musty pong - it's a fox.  Patches and pooh on the lawn could be the dog or cat.   Circles of dead or pale grass are called 'bitch patches'.  Or it could still be those crane fly grubs working away under the ground. 

Now I can't remember what to do about it.

I remember when my little Staffie - Shamrock was alive - she used to roll in foxes pooh when I took her for walks in the fields - not nice !

Re: 'Bitch Patches' I have a big one in my garden  - its my turf (where the deck chair goes in the summer)  ;D
Actually we used to call them 'fairy rings' when we were kids - they used to be a perfect circle.

Maybe crop circles are giant sized 'bitch patches'  :angel:
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Re: Don't like vermin?
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2010, 07:00:00 PM »
Fairy rings are caused by toadstools.  Now I remember why I gave up on grass!
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Re: Don't like vermin?
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2010, 09:06:22 PM »
Fairy rings are caused by toadstools.  Now I remember why I gave up on grass!

so Mushrooms are out of the question then, what is it now...... skunk, pot, weed, coke, crack, E's, whizz or amphetamines.....? ;D
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Re: Don't like vermin?
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2010, 09:22:57 PM »
Fairy rings are caused by toadstools.  Now I remember why I gave up on grass!

so Mushrooms are out of the question then, what is it now...... skunk, pot, weed, coke, crack, E's, whizz or amphetamines.....? ;D

Tea Boy -  :2funny: Muggins said she gave up on grass - so weed is out of the question !
she is better off with the  Psilocybin mushrooms - you know the Psychedelic variety , apparently they go well with the fairy rings, as you actually see fairies and pink flying elephants - puts a whole new dimension  to 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'  :angel:
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Re: Don't like vermin?
« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2010, 09:31:50 PM »
fox seen in garden earlier this evening... poo is similar colour but slightly different shape.  Smells awful though....

and again the dead patches in the grass are definitely being caused by some kind of urine from the smell...

Time to head off to a garden shop tomorrow - as I now know how it comes in and gets out of the garden I think I'll liberally be spreading anti-fox stuff there...

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Re: Don't like vermin?
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2010, 08:12:01 AM »
Why don't you borrow a just borrow a beagle from a story?


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Re: Don't like vermin?
« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2010, 09:00:31 AM »
Why don't you contact Justin Tomlinson M.P. he can then send his mates around with their hounds and rip the fox to pieces.
We can then all shout
"Tally Ho, There the bastard goes"
The fox I mean
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Re: Don't like vermin?
« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2010, 09:10:21 AM »
Why don't you contact Justin Tomlinson M.P. he can then send his mates around with their hounds and rip the fox to pieces.
We can then all shout
"Tally Ho, There the bastard goes"
The fox I mean

Here's why I'm opposed to fox hunting.... I actually come from a farming background.  My uncles wouldn't allow the hunt on their land because they reckoned they did more damage than the foxes.... (in addition to the humanity issues associated).

My garden is enough of a mess already  ;)

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Re: Don't like vermin?
« Reply #34 on: May 09, 2010, 09:16:07 AM »
Moley
My reply was tongue in cheek. It was only to remind people that our newly elected M.P. Justin Time, is a follower of this barbaric practiceI
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Re: Don't like vermin?
« Reply #35 on: May 09, 2010, 10:38:03 AM »
Moley
My reply was tongue in cheek. It was only to remind people that our newly elected M.P. Justin Time, is a follower of this barbaric practiceI

I know... but it was an opportunity to get on my soap box to point out that there are actually people from rural backgrounds who don't like fox hunting including some of the people the Countryside Alliance claim to speak for...

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Re: Don't like vermin?
« Reply #36 on: May 09, 2010, 07:32:20 PM »
Moley, I was going to suggest a dog too, (not to tear them apart, just as a prevention measure, but remembered it never stopped the foxes coming in my garden when I had one, they just waited until he was shut it. 

Teaboy and Chav, I never said I'd given up on weed - one woman's wildlfower is another ones' weed.  And I ain't got any of those magic kind of mushrooms either.

Moley,  enjoy the wildlife in your garden, enjoy it being a little untidy and grow something strong smelling to cover up the fox pong.  Have you got a shed? Chances are their are cubs under it.   We know a lot of people who live/come from the countryside who think the same way you do.
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Re: Don't like vermin?
« Reply #37 on: May 09, 2010, 07:47:35 PM »
well I've tried putting stuff from B&Q down.

I don't think it's under the shed - we've actually got the shed on flagstones so don't think it would fit.

I wouldn't be so bothered if I hadn't accidentally stood in fox sh*t last weekend (and my wife is now worried about the children doing likewise).  So I have to sort it out  :idiot2:

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Re: Don't like vermin?
« Reply #38 on: May 09, 2010, 07:54:28 PM »
I think the children might have a pet!  At least it won't cost you in food and vets bills.   But understand your concerns.  Mind if anyone was going to be harmed by foxes, my kids would have popped it long ago and me for that matter, can't remember how many times the dog rolled in it and how many times I've carried home litter I've picked up and carried home that stank of it.   
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Re: Don't like vermin?
« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2010, 08:12:44 PM »
well I've tried putting stuff from B&Q down.

I don't think it's under the shed - we've actually got the shed on flagstones so don't think it would fit.

I wouldn't be so bothered if I hadn't accidentally stood in fox sh*t last weekend (and my wife is now worried about the children doing likewise).  So I have to sort it out  :idiot2:

Moley
A couple of years ago I had fox cubs under my garden shed - I was worried as I hadn't seen the mother so I rang the RSPCA, but she told me the mother often goes off to find food and that when they (the cubs) were big enough, she and they would move on.
They did ! You will be surprised where they can fit  - maybe you have a mother with cubs too !

How I found out about the cubs in our garden was one evening my daughter bought her one year old staffie puppy over , and she was in my garden and kept scratching and crying near the shed.
My first thought was that the neighbour whose garden backs onto ours had an escaped rabbit (they keep rabbits) - so I shone a torch under the shed and saw two little furry creatures with blue eyes . I still weren't quite sure what they were .
Anyway I got a saucer of milk and gradually they came out from under the shed whilst I watched from a distance.
When I got closer they withdrew.

It was definitely fox cubs.
I left them be and never saw them again - so I guess they moved on.

I do understand your frustration over the shit though, as it ain't nice.
Have you tried to look under or behind your shed ?
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