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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by flufffluff39, Jun 6, 2010.


  1. flufffluff39

    flufffluff39 PetForums VIP

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    This can't be real?? Right:confused1:
    Nine-month-old twin girls are in hospital after reports they were attacked by a fox at their home in east London.

    Police said officers and paramedics were called to a house at around 2200 BST on Saturday.

    The little girls are being treated at the Royal London Hospital and are described as being in a "serious but stable condition".

    Both are understood to have arm wounds and one has facial injuries.

    The fox was believed to have been in an upstairs room as the babies slept.

    A police spokesman said: "The incident is not being treated as suspicious.

    "We were called to reports of a fox attack. Officers and the ambulance found two girls with injuries."

    In 2002, mother Sue Eastwood reported that her baby boy, Louis, was left injured after a fox crept into their house in Kent while she slept.

    The fourteen-week-old suffered bite marks on his head after the animal darted into the sitting room of the house in Dartford
    A fox would never do this!!
    I can't believe this honestly :mad:
     
  2. rona

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    If a fox found itself trapped inside a house, then I would think it's quite possible.
    Imagine something like a feral cat, a squirrel or a mink trapped, they would all bite
     
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    Yes I agree. If the animal was scared of being trapped then it will have reacted like this.
     
  4. flufffluff39

    flufffluff39 PetForums VIP

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    Am not sure myself. They get accused of so much these days and in the past!!! My Father used to shoot them on farm land cause the farmers were convinced they killed healthy lambs!! Could it be a reason to kull them in towns and cities??
     
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    I saw this on the BBC website - i can't see them printing "lies" tbh.

    It was pretty hot last night, so if the parents had left the back door open late at night, the fox could have gotten in and had a nosy round for food, unfortunately finding the little ones.

    I just hope that the children are ok.
     
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    Oh don't get me wrong!! I hope the children are ok but I still don't think a fox would do that. Maybe the mother was mistaken???
     
  8. rona

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    Some foxes are being made too tame, my mother feeds one and can stroke it, my sister had two that she feeds.
    They are wild animals and unless reared from cubs, should never be encouraged to lose there fear of humans. If people try, this kind of thing will be more likely to happen :(
    Not the animals fault, most of the time
     
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    good post I agree
     
  10. CanIgoHome

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    the foxes round here are bold little sods
    hope the children are ok too
     
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    Still think mum was mistaken!!!
     
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    There has been an experiment done with foxes recently trying to breed them tame, somewhere in eastern europe I think... Within 6 generations of selectively breeding the tamest each litter they have created foxes as tame as domestic dogs.... that is an incredubly short amount of time. Shows just how quickly these animals become tame.
     
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    Whats that to do with the mother being mistaken???
     
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    I wasn't commenting on your post, was just saying on how quick these animals become tame... I'd have quoted your post if it was in relation to the last post :)
     
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    Oh right :eek: sorry.
     
  16. rona

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    I knew someone a while ago, that reared a fox cub, and that used to curl up in the chair infront of the fire. It shared it's house with a huge tabby cat :)
     
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    Aww really :) I went to a hawking centre in barry years ago and they had a tamed fox tied to a tree for everyone to moither :( My brother and I sat down with him and he sat on our laps quietly as if to say thanks for not pulling me about :) Did'nt want to leave the poor thing there!!!
     
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    If a fox will cleave a cat's head off then yes sadly I do believe this can happen :(
     
  19. flufffluff39

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    What do you mean by that?? I don't understand. Cleave a cats head off??
     
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    A fox ripped my cat's head off :(
    I've no idea how the fox got in the house but obviously it was doing everything it could to defend itself and get out.
     
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