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Thread: Urban fox problem, advise please

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    Urban fox problem, advise please

    Gents,

    looking for some advice I am living in a flat in west London and I am used to seeing the odd fox passing through but I now think I have a permanent resident or maybe even a den. The cheeky fecker stood 10 foot from me standing in the patio door looking directly at me then he just scratched the ground and lay back to sleep.
    niw my big issue is My young fella only 18months old starting to run around the garden and we have another one on the way in the next couple of weeks and id prefer not have them sharing the garden with them.
    So any suggestions on how to get rid ?

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    Foxes love marking their territory, so you could mark yours. Start urinating in the garden the more the better. Apparently it only works with male urine.

    I had a problem with a fox crapping all over my patio and lawn a couple of years ago, so I started marking my territory and hosing away the crap every day. It took about 2 weeks but in the end the problem stopped.

    Your fox has little fear of you which is why he stood 10 feet from you without running away, so put some fear into it. Make a load noise, wave your arms and shout while running straight at it. If it doesn't move (which I doubt) encourage it on its way by gently prodding it with the toe of your boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brunel-999 View Post
    Start urinating in the garden the more the better. Apparently it only works with male urine.
    We had the same problem when we lived in London. Marking is the only way to deter them. Getting a dog to mark is best. A human mark is second best. Any mark will need redoing after a shower of rain.

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    A Winnie sub or similar would make the move permanent!

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    Moderated .410 if he is that close.

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    He is under 10 meters away, I'd be very dubious about using a firearm in the city and the missus isint pleased about the foxes visiting but when the armed response boys swing by for a cuppa I might be sleeping outside with the fox ...

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    Try with bleach, I have the same problem. But the hole was in the yard. After use a couple of bottles, shte lived, maybe they don't like the smell of clean

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roncon1 View Post
    Gents,

    looking for some advice I am living in a flat in west London and I am used to seeing the odd fox passing through but I now think I have a permanent resident or maybe even a den. The cheeky fecker stood 10 foot from me standing in the patio door looking directly at me then he just scratched the ground and lay back to sleep.
    niw my big issue is My young fella only 18months old starting to run around the garden and we have another one on the way in the next couple of weeks and id prefer not have them sharing the garden with them.
    So any suggestions on how to get rid ?
    Snare it..........!! Cheap and it does not go bang. Make a plan how you will dispatch it also!

    Tim.243
    Stalking is very much like going to the night club

    You can always tell an Essex Boy, just you cant tell him much...

    An hour in the field is worth a week of typing trash.....




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    Aye I was thinking of a snare but wasn't sure of the legality also have no experience with them. There's always you tube I suppose

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    Quote Originally Posted by Druid View Post
    Moderated .410 if he is that close.
    Totally agree HUSHPOWER is king

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