a farmer of one of the permissions i have been controlling the foxes on asked me to call round and see a local lady who had lost ducks and chickens recently. there were approx 7-8 chickens taken and very little sign of a struggle etc. i called out a couple of evenings ago to introduce myself to the lady and get an overview of the land involved. she showed me a round her yard and when i asked about the adjoining land she replied " they are odd , stay away from them" , i mentioned that if she could arrange for me to shoot any foxes on the adjoining land it would make the job a lot easier of catching up with the culprit in question. she replied that the fox would definitely come back to her 1/2acre field and yard . Maybe she thinks i have nothing better to do with my time than wait on her fox to turn up again.
i got the rifle out of the jeep and she siad" oh my god whats that", i replied "its a rifle and it is what i use to control problem foxs". She replied " oh you are one of those murdering beasts but i guess needs must". I shrugged it off thinking i may get the fox quickly and leave even quicker. I started calling from her yard over looking the field and she stated" oh i dont like the noise you are making , it sounds like a child crying "
i mentioned to her that she asked me to shoot the fox that raided her poultry and this was how i would be doing it. i also mentioned that i hadnt got a magic wand that i could wave and teleport her fox away from her area.
About 10 mins later i seen a large dog fox about 200 m across the road in another field and would she phone her neighbor to get permission to shoot it. " dont worry it will make it way up here again and you can get it then" . at that point i packed up and was about to leave and she said " so will you be back tomorrow night"
some people dont live in the same realm as the majority of us, i couldnt believe this lady and her lack of respect and value for my time.