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How do they know it's the right one?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by RoseForTheDead, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. I'm sure there are a few posts about the fox attacking the children, so I'm sorry if I repeat anything... :)

    I've just read that since the accident, pest controllers set fox traps in the back garden of the house. A fox was discovered in one of the traps and destroyed...

    How on earth do they know that the fox they killed was the one that actually did the harm? They don't! :mad:

    It doesn't sound right to me. We get foxes around here, and as soon as they see people, they run away. :confused::
  2. Guinevere13

    Guinevere13 PetForums VIP

    Mar 31, 2008
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    They know it's the right one because it is a fox, silly!

    Any fox will do apparently, so now people will feel better that it has been punished so it won't do it again.:nono:

    I don't know, people are very strange and I still can't get them :frown:
  3. Savahl

    Savahl Guest

    It was destroyed because it couldnt be safely removed from the trap.
    At least that is what they are saying.

    Interestingly..... the BBC have said
    "John Bryant, a pest control consultant who specialises in foxes, said the attack did not sound like typical fox behaviour.

    He said: "They will walk into houses, walk round, mess on the bathroom floor and sometimes sleep on the bed if people are not around.

    "It just doesn't make any sense to me."

    Pest control companies dont generally like to deal with foxes as pests, unless they have very good reason too - our pest controllers dont touch any foxes, rabbits, bees, certain birds etc on site as they are not deemed as "pests" in these sort of environments, they only will with very good evidence of threat to people/structures/product - so it is interesting what the pest controller that attended the scene thought about the claims it was a fox. And what made the vet deem it unsafe to remove the fox from the trap.
    #3 Savahl, Jun 8, 2010
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  4. leashedForLife

    Nov 1, 2009
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    if the Dr on duty at the ER had a half-brain operating, they could have gotten DNA-specimens from the wounds,
    and confirmed the species of the attacker.

    just a (probly futile) thought...
    --- t
  5. Savahl

    Savahl Guest

    My pest control officer is at work today doing his rounds (for rats/flies/pigeons) so I will ask him what he thinks about it!
  6. borderer

    borderer Guest

    they say a fox allways returns to a kill
  7. That's what my mum said! I wondered if that's what they had done to confirm it.
    It's sad... for the children and family involved, but for Foxes too, as it's going to do nothing for them, and people will want the hunting ban lifted even more :(

    SEVEN_PETS PetForums VIP

    Aug 11, 2009
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    I think they said that they were leaving more traps so that they'll eventually catch the fox that did it, but doing that, they are going to kill all the foxes in the area.
  9. Jazzy

    Jazzy PetForums VIP

    Apr 15, 2009
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    I can't understand why anyone would leave the door open even if it's hot, anything could have gone up those stairs.:confused:

    I think it's terrible that they are trapping those foxes and putting them to sleep.:( We have foxes around here although they tend to be scared and run if they see anyone. I've never seen one out in the daytime at all.
  10. catz4m8z

    catz4m8z PetForums VIP

    Aug 27, 2008
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    I did read a story in a women's mag recently (in the shop, I didnt buy it I swear!!:D) about a baby mauled by a pet ferret. They thought it was coz it could smell milk on the baby's breath/face and got confused.
    I wonder if something similar happened there.:confused:
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