Ten minutes from my house i have the stalking on a small farm of about 200 acres which holds a good number of quality roe year round, well at least it did untill the gypsies set up camp the other side of the river.
In six months they managed to wipe the lot out with lurchers and last season not one was even seen but as i also do the vermin control i continued with my regular visits.
Most of the travelers moved on last winter [HURAH] taking the dogs with them and the roe numbers are steadily getting back to what they were.
On friday afternoon i popped across with a mate to see the deer and also if there were any rabbits about and in the largest field well 3 joined into 1 the land owner had let the grass keep to a sheep farmer.
There must have been about 100 sheep in the field when all of a sudden they started acting strange zig zagging up the field towards myself and my work mate kev.
We watched in amaisment as a large fox was chassing them rushing in and biteing them on there back legs and in total he bit five before i shouted at him 50 feet away and he ran off.
[i had no rifle just a ferret and nets typical]
I just wondered if any of you had ever heard of this happening before as i know foxes take lambs but these were adult sheep and why go for the legs.
He had a light patch on his side about the size of a fist so i will no if i see him again as i am foxing there on monday.
RICK O SHEA