My neighbour has come to me and asked me if I can help him get rid of the foxes in his garden. He has lost all his chickens to them and his wife claims they are in the garden every night and she has seen six at one time ?
The other night I had the trail cam out in my garden because my two borders have been going mad at night.
I have images of eyes on the top of his hen house and I thought they where cats but on reflection could well be foxes. I have lent him my cam to see what comes into his garden.
Question is what are the legalities of shooting foxes in his garden.
I can shoot from his upstairs down into the garden and there are no houses behind his garden only playing fields which should be ok at night but can never be sure.
I know whatever I do it is ok until it goes wrong then its my neck and FAC on the line .
I wish he had never asked me and I have not said yes but that I would see what I could come up with.
Maybe trapping would be the best way then dispatching in the trap with a moderated .22
I would welcome any opinions or ideas