We've had regular visits from the local foxes and lost numerous chickens and indian (not fast enough) runner ducks, since we bought our place. The sneaky buggers even killed the ducks infront of the farm house in broad daylight!
It took a while to get my licences, .17hmr, .270 and shotgun applied for and to my surprise I was granted them all.
I've been watching the activity at night, but the foxes are always too far away and in cover, but this evening I took a different route round the field to our wood. There in front of me he was, about 70yds away, in clear sight, perfect backstop ............ .270 + NV = Result... one Ex Fox.