Friday, 11 January 2013

The fox came in the night and took away 4 of my friends. It's hard  to realise they are gone. My ducks and geese are just pets they had a sweet life and I feel really bad that I wasn't able to protect them. It's tough having domestic birds you are always on guard wondering if they are safe. You want them to be free and go to the pond check out the marsh without too much intrusion. We normally have a light that comes on when there is any movement but after intense rain it failed. The fence failed too, foxy dug under it. I have a pair of geese, I just hope I can protect them.


  1. Oh, I'm so sorry - you'll be feeling horrid. Hope your pair will be okay.

  2. So sorry to hear this. Hope the geese will be okay.

    1. The geese are really feisty, though still vulnerable. They are now further in under the house at night.The fox takes big risks at this time of year to come right up to the house like that negotiating lots of fences and then digging under chicken wire and squeezing past a door. They are very hungry, they often starve here.

  3. So sorry to hear your news Jane... nature is harsh... I cried watching Africa mother elephant with hard choices... speak soon!

  4. Looks like the culprit was a Polecat, not a fox. They are like ferrets.