Fox took my ducks on Saturday night. I rigged their pen into a trap with bricks on a cord to pull the gate shut and a stick attached to a ducks carcase by a long string holding the gate open.
Monday morning I could see the fox had been trying to get in but not through the gate, Doh!
A bit before midnight I noticed the shadow of the fox pacing about inside the pen. Result!
It took a couple of minutes to get the rifle together then I couldn't see the blighter through the scope because of the reflection from the lights behind me. While I was dithering it broke out through the chicken wire.
Wont see that again I thought.
I reset the gate and bait and fixed the wire with cable ties. About half an hour later, while I was still winding down, I heard the gate bang and there it was again. This time the wire and cable ties let it straight out and I saw it saunter down the garden like it owned the place.
Now the broken wire is covered with a fencing panel a the trap is reset. Will it try a 3rd time? Who knows.