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Caught this thing checking out the chicken coop this morning. I have seen it several times this year but was never presented with a shot.

Today I saw him and grabbed the 20 gauge and a couple of Remington Long Range Express shells with #6 shot.
I loaded two and snuck around the side of the house where I saw him sitting in the driveway with his back to me.
It seemed like a far distance, but the first shot put him down for a few seconds, then I hit him with the second shot. I didn’t see much effect with the second shot, but the first shot made his back legs useless, and I ran him down and finished it off with a couple of butt strokes.

Walked it off and it was 54 long steps. Kind of surprised that the #6 shot in a 20 gauge was that effective on a larger critter.
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I like the vids of people with their pet fox. The cute little things act like hyper puppies that never grew up!:)
 

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Foxes I have seen in the past looked a little better shape then yours. Glad you got him before you loss any chickens.
 

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Remington wood makes a fine melee weapon, I would not want to catch a face full of that! 'Glad the birds are good.
 

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Problem . . . Solution.

The guy trimming my palms found a tree rat nest in one. Yeah, real tree rats.

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It had babies in the nest, which momma deserted in a hurry when the chainsaw hit it. I set my squirrel trap out and caught the bugger. My solution was to dump it into a half-filled 5-Gal bucket and set another half-filled bucket in it. The rats don't last long when you hold their little heads under water.
 

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I had to look up tree rats. Glad I don't have to deal them.

Although, our norwegian rats are probably worse. At least the ones who have the gene that allows them to grow infinitely. I've seen a couple of the extra large rats. Disgusting. Literally, small dog sized.
 

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That fox doe not look healthy...aside from the history of shotgun experience. His coat does not look at all healthy like the ones we see around this part of the country. NE Wisconsin.
 
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That fox doe not look healthy...aside from the history of shotgun experience. His coat does not look at all healthy like the ones we see around this part of the country. NE Wisconsin.
Definitely not healthy. He looked scraggly and mangy.
You have them just like this too, you just just haven’t ran across one.
 
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We had one a few years back that got into our garbage cans. A few days after I figured out what it was, we found it dead nearby. Looked like it had been ill. Felt sorry for it.

We saw families of foxes at other times nearby. Cute little critters. Of course, I didn't have chickens to worry about.
 

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Well Chuck, he was just turning his life around when you went and took him out.

Isn't that what they say about miscreants who die from the occupational hazards of their lives of crime?

That was definitely an ill fox that was helped out of his misery.

You make me feel bad, you and that 20 gauge load of sixes successfully waylaying a fox at that distance, when I think of the called in foxes that I've shot with the 10 gauge Magnum and No. 2s or else No. 4 buckshot.
 
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