Monday, July 07, 2008

Long Runs The Fox

Remember how Bert went out fox-hunting on Saturday night? He stalked Foxy, got a shot at him (it was a him) and thought he'd missed. Last he saw of the Ginger Bastard was him disappearing over a hill.

Last night we both went out but we didn't see anything. We just took a look at a deserted hole where Bert had seen cubs a month or so ago and where most of the chickens from The Massacre ended up.

He went out again tonight.


Seems he got Foxy after all. After stalking him and taking a shot Foxy took to the beaters over the hill. Bert assumed he'd got away.

By the lies of him it looks like he keeled over stone dead as he ran. Took the bullet in the lung. He was a handsome beast, tho' battle ravaged with ripped ears. He was well nourished with a belly full of frogs.

A battle won for Nellybert. The war goes on.

13 comments:

Grannymar said...

A very well fed specimen. Good advert for your chickens!

Janet said...

Glad you got the bugger!
Janet

Nelly said...

As you can see by Bert's expression he had mixed feelings about shooting him - but there's plenty more where he came from!

Mudflapgypsy said...

What calibre is the rifle Bert is holding?

Nuts to foxy, just like slugs eating your lettuce, they must be stopped.
Good shooting.

Nelly said...

It's a .22.

Anna in the USA said...

Good shooting - one shot with a .22.Did you have a little BBQ, as with the bunny? I heard if you added a little butter and garlic they taste just like chicken. :-)

Hagelrat said...

Damn, nicely done Bert,will he deal with our sodding starlings too?

Nelly said...

I wouldn't fancy eating Foxy. I hear he's rank.

Starlings - they're dirty birds but I don't think I could kill them. They're not evil - like magpies.

Anonymous said...

was rooting for you but saying a prayer for the beautiful little creature.

~therese

Hagelrat said...

They are evil when they are nesting in your eves!!

Nelly said...

Scramble their eggs!

Hagelrat said...

are starling eggs edible?

Nelly said...

The fleas can't get into the eggs.