Sunday, December 14, 2014

One Shot with the Shotgun

15 Comments:

Blogger mdoe37 said...

Excellent! A least save the tail for a trophy if you don't have anyone to preserve the hide for you.

December 14, 2014 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger KiwiGirl said...

Not surprised you kept the front end out of shot, given you used a shotgun....

December 14, 2014 at 2:07 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

That fox looks like you did him a favor. Doesn't look well at all.

December 14, 2014 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

The shotgun didn't hit the head, it hit the body behind the front legs. But I didn't show the head because I was worried it would upset folks who don't come here to see dead canines. I know I don't like looking at pictures of dead foxes...

But the head had missing pieces of hair, and a scabby face and nose. I think it was dealing with mange or just really desperate, not the kind of critter that makes it in the long run.

December 14, 2014 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I'm not touching him in case he is infected with mange or something else along those lines, so no trophy here. I did start looking into taxidermy though. Might try a squirrel mount this winter!

December 14, 2014 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger kbrow said...

Glad he's gone, he didn't need to be running around wounded and sick like that. And your chickens appreciate it.

December 14, 2014 at 3:47 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Too bad that wasn't that deer you've been wanting to get. Sorry you had to do that, but I'd much rather have the chickens.

December 14, 2014 at 5:46 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Had the same problem a little over a year ago. We got the fox, but not before he killed six of our flock.
He too was covered in mange. Seems only the sick and desperate ones venture in that close to the farm.
Even though we removed it right away, my poor mutt caught the mange. Watch that pup of yours.
By the way, nice shot.

December 14, 2014 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger Matthew Hall said...

Jenna,

Nice shot. I deal with foxes on my place as well. I finally settled for a electric fencing a put a stop to it. The final problem is the terror from the skies! (Hawks)

December 17, 2014 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

He really looks as though you put him out of his misery. That's a good thing.. for him, and your chickens, etc...

December 23, 2014 at 12:24 AM  
Blogger Ginny said...

Agreed that it was good to put him out of his misery. No wonder he was after the chickens so bad, he was desperate. I did hear a rumor that if they have mange they can't have rabies, too. Don't know if it's true or not though.

December 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger Judi Coerver said...

Why not catch in a live trap and then relocate him?

January 4, 2015 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger Judi Coerver said...

Why not catch in a live trap and then relocate him?

January 4, 2015 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Judi Coerver said...

Why not catch in a live trap and then relocate him?

January 4, 2015 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

It is near impossible to live trap a fox. I have no regrets killing a weak, sick, animal that was killing my livestock

January 4, 2015 at 12:36 PM  

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