Fox shot by Sussex County Cricket Club

A marksman was hired to shoot a fox at a cricket ground.

Residents living near Sussex County Cricket Club in Eaton Road, Hove, called police after hearing shots in the early hours of Sunday.

Officers later told them that a licensed gun was being used to exterminate foxes.

Club bosses said they had called in a pest control expert after persistent problems with one fox.

But animal lovers have reacted with anger at the killing.

Nigel Furness, 60, was at The Sussex Cricketer pub in Hove when he heard three shots just after midnight.

He said: “I thought, ‘there’s something wrong here, what on earth is going on?’ “It’s a big open space so it can be quite creepy at night.

“Then about five minutes later a police car came up. I asked the officers what was going on and they said there’s nothing to worry about, the cricket club is just shooting foxes and it is all legitimate.

“But there really is no need to shoot foxes. They are completely harmless and destroy a great many pests like slugs and snails and we are absolutely appalled.

“It is also extremely alarming that we were never told what was going on.”

Dave Brooks, the club’s chief executive, said: “We have had foxes frequently on the ground for many years but this particular one over the last few months has started to cause problems by scratching around on covers and acting oddly. It was probably not particularly healthy because of its behaviour.

“We went through all of the different processes we could consider, such as rehousing it, but we were told that we were not allowed to do that, so the only alternative we had left was to have the fox killed by a licensed company.

“We really didn’t want to do it but it was a last resort. We have never had to go to these lengths before and we hope we won’t have to do it again.

“Foxes have been here for many years and I am sure they will continue to be here for many years to come.”

Comments (46)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

1:16pm Tue 13 Apr 10

VoodooGangbanger says...

erm excuse me but isnt killing foxes against the law?, since when does killing a animal that is protected, legal? not to mention firing a gun in a public place, such as a cricket ground.

dont mistake me for a animal lover I just see this as upper class **** killing animals because they are a nusience and believe they are above the law in doing so.

Security word:Warm Lead.
erm excuse me but isnt killing foxes against the law?, since when does killing a animal that is protected, legal? not to mention firing a gun in a public place, such as a cricket ground. dont mistake me for a animal lover I just see this as upper class **** killing animals because they are a nusience and believe they are above the law in doing so. Security word:Warm Lead. VoodooGangbanger

1:27pm Tue 13 Apr 10

jbhove says...

Why not just trap the fox and move it out to the country? Why was it killed? Why resort to guns? It seems like a huge over-reaction to a minor problem.
Why not just trap the fox and move it out to the country? Why was it killed? Why resort to guns? It seems like a huge over-reaction to a minor problem. jbhove

1:30pm Tue 13 Apr 10

Number Six says...

s far as i am aware there is nothing illegal in shooting foxes, only hunting them with hounds. How could it be illegal if the company was licenced and police were there.

You lost me. Where do the upper class (upper class in Hove? whatever next) come into this
s far as i am aware there is nothing illegal in shooting foxes, only hunting them with hounds. How could it be illegal if the company was licenced and police were there. You lost me. Where do the upper class (upper class in Hove? whatever next) come into this Number Six

1:30pm Tue 13 Apr 10

Rostrum says...

Foxes are not protected and are classed as a pest.

They also can't be captured and released into the country side as this may result in prosecution under animal cruelty legislation or the Abandonment of Animals Act.
Foxes are not protected and are classed as a pest. They also can't be captured and released into the country side as this may result in prosecution under animal cruelty legislation or the Abandonment of Animals Act. Rostrum

1:39pm Tue 13 Apr 10

corruptive says...

If only a few cricketers could have been shot, then we might have had a bit of justice! But oh no, that's probably against "Health and Safety". Pathetic. Really, is it any wonder we have feral children stabbing each other to death on a daily basis if this is the sort of example Tory-voting cricketers set them!
If only a few cricketers could have been shot, then we might have had a bit of justice! But oh no, that's probably against "Health and Safety". Pathetic. Really, is it any wonder we have feral children stabbing each other to death on a daily basis if this is the sort of example Tory-voting cricketers set them! corruptive

1:47pm Tue 13 Apr 10

Rostrum says...

corruptive & VoodooGangbanger.
You seem to be very twisted-up over this.. What would be you solution?

Oh and by the way - Cricket is enjoyed by all types of people all over the world.
corruptive & VoodooGangbanger. You seem to be very twisted-up over this.. What would be you solution? Oh and by the way - Cricket is enjoyed by all types of people all over the world. Rostrum

1:57pm Tue 13 Apr 10

sean ellis says...

disgusting and unnecessary to exterminate a little fox
disgusting and unnecessary to exterminate a little fox sean ellis

2:00pm Tue 13 Apr 10

Number Six says...

corruptive wrote:
If only a few cricketers could have been shot, then we might have had a bit of justice! But oh no, that's probably against "Health and Safety". Pathetic. Really, is it any wonder we have feral children stabbing each other to death on a daily basis if this is the sort of example Tory-voting cricketers set them!
Logic obviously isn't a big thing on your home planet, is it.

How does shooting cricketers bring justice? Justice for what, exactly? And where's your evidence that cricketers vote Tory? I personally have no knowledge of any cricketers political views

Security word: blue-mark. Honestly
[quote][p][bold]corruptive[/bold] wrote: If only a few cricketers could have been shot, then we might have had a bit of justice! But oh no, that's probably against "Health and Safety". Pathetic. Really, is it any wonder we have feral children stabbing each other to death on a daily basis if this is the sort of example Tory-voting cricketers set them![/p][/quote]Logic obviously isn't a big thing on your home planet, is it. How does shooting cricketers bring justice? Justice for what, exactly? And where's your evidence that cricketers vote Tory? I personally have no knowledge of any cricketers political views Security word: blue-mark. Honestly Number Six

2:06pm Tue 13 Apr 10

Spanners says...

Foxes are pests. This one more than most. They tried to get rid of it another way but were not allowed. They took the only legal option available and had it professionally killed. Shame we cant do that with politicians - somebody call Leon
Foxes are pests. This one more than most. They tried to get rid of it another way but were not allowed. They took the only legal option available and had it professionally killed. Shame we cant do that with politicians - somebody call Leon Spanners

2:25pm Tue 13 Apr 10

voiceofthescoombe says...

just use a supressed (silenced) weapon. Job done nobody upset.
Silenced weapons are perfectly legal nobody would be whining
just use a supressed (silenced) weapon. Job done nobody upset. Silenced weapons are perfectly legal nobody would be whining voiceofthescoombe

2:39pm Tue 13 Apr 10

corruptive says...

Yeah I like the way foxes have devastated our countryside, leaving only about 1% of the land forested, eradicating thousands of miles of hedgerows, planting GM mono-culture crops everywhere, making all kinds of mammals and insects extinct, and generally engaging in agricultural depravity! Good thing humans don't do stuff like this, or we'd be living in an ecologically raped mess that means we have to import most of the food we eat from overseas.
Yeah I like the way foxes have devastated our countryside, leaving only about 1% of the land forested, eradicating thousands of miles of hedgerows, planting GM mono-culture crops everywhere, making all kinds of mammals and insects extinct, and generally engaging in agricultural depravity! Good thing humans don't do stuff like this, or we'd be living in an ecologically raped mess that means we have to import most of the food we eat from overseas. corruptive

2:51pm Tue 13 Apr 10

UglyAmerican says...

corruptive wrote:
Yeah I like the way foxes have devastated our countryside, leaving only about 1% of the land forested, eradicating thousands of miles of hedgerows, planting GM mono-culture crops everywhere, making all kinds of mammals and insects extinct, and generally engaging in agricultural depravity! Good thing humans don't do stuff like this, or we'd be living in an ecologically raped mess that means we have to import most of the food we eat from overseas.
Think globally, act locally.
.
If you don't have the nerve to remove yourself completely from the mix, at least get your reproductive organs removed to save the rest of us.
[quote][p][bold]corruptive[/bold] wrote: Yeah I like the way foxes have devastated our countryside, leaving only about 1% of the land forested, eradicating thousands of miles of hedgerows, planting GM mono-culture crops everywhere, making all kinds of mammals and insects extinct, and generally engaging in agricultural depravity! Good thing humans don't do stuff like this, or we'd be living in an ecologically raped mess that means we have to import most of the food we eat from overseas.[/p][/quote]Think globally, act locally. . If you don't have the nerve to remove yourself completely from the mix, at least get your reproductive organs removed to save the rest of us. UglyAmerican

2:54pm Tue 13 Apr 10

Rostrum says...

Ahh well 'corruptive' .. It's good to see you think 'deep thoughts' whilst feastng on you felafel-burger and planning ways to make us all live in your own personal Nirvana ... Bless you - you eco-warrior ...
Ahh well 'corruptive' .. It's good to see you think 'deep thoughts' whilst feastng on you felafel-burger and planning ways to make us all live in your own personal Nirvana ... Bless you - you eco-warrior ... Rostrum

3:02pm Tue 13 Apr 10

Uge says...

Haha!!! Another case of gun hungry posh folk!! Go on the pier and shoot some plastic ducks!!!
Haha!!! Another case of gun hungry posh folk!! Go on the pier and shoot some plastic ducks!!! Uge

3:32pm Tue 13 Apr 10

corruptive says...

UglyAmerican wrote:
corruptive wrote:
Yeah I like the way foxes have devastated our countryside, leaving only about 1% of the land forested, eradicating thousands of miles of hedgerows, planting GM mono-culture crops everywhere, making all kinds of mammals and insects extinct, and generally engaging in agricultural depravity! Good thing humans don't do stuff like this, or we'd be living in an ecologically raped mess that means we have to import most of the food we eat from overseas.
Think globally, act locally.
.
If you don't have the nerve to remove yourself completely from the mix, at least get your reproductive organs removed to save the rest of us.
Actually I favour gayness as an environmentally sound alternative to breeding :)
[quote][p][bold]UglyAmerican[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]corruptive[/bold] wrote: Yeah I like the way foxes have devastated our countryside, leaving only about 1% of the land forested, eradicating thousands of miles of hedgerows, planting GM mono-culture crops everywhere, making all kinds of mammals and insects extinct, and generally engaging in agricultural depravity! Good thing humans don't do stuff like this, or we'd be living in an ecologically raped mess that means we have to import most of the food we eat from overseas.[/p][/quote]Think globally, act locally. . If you don't have the nerve to remove yourself completely from the mix, at least get your reproductive organs removed to save the rest of us.[/p][/quote]Actually I favour gayness as an environmentally sound alternative to breeding :) corruptive

3:34pm Tue 13 Apr 10

Number Six says...

Uge wrote:
Haha!!! Another case of gun hungry posh folk!! Go on the pier and shoot some plastic ducks!!!
I remember that from when I lived around there. Somedays you couldn't move for posh folk carrying 12 bores. All over the place, they were. Now I suppose that they've been replaced by gun hungry drug dealers. Place has gone to the dogs.
[quote][p][bold]Uge[/bold] wrote: Haha!!! Another case of gun hungry posh folk!! Go on the pier and shoot some plastic ducks!!![/p][/quote]I remember that from when I lived around there. Somedays you couldn't move for posh folk carrying 12 bores. All over the place, they were. Now I suppose that they've been replaced by gun hungry drug dealers. Place has gone to the dogs. Number Six

3:36pm Tue 13 Apr 10

salty_pete says...

Legally I understand that the fox is categorised as vermin. So we are all entitled to kill it any way we please, except with fox hounds. Though you will have to be registered to use a firearm. So we can all poison and gas fox's at will. Just goes to show what a completely bonkers piece of legislation the ban was to stop hunting with hounds, but it did show how spiteful the Nu-Liebour government can be against minorities ie. country folk.
Legally I understand that the fox is categorised as vermin. So we are all entitled to kill it any way we please, except with fox hounds. Though you will have to be registered to use a firearm. So we can all poison and gas fox's at will. Just goes to show what a completely bonkers piece of legislation the ban was to stop hunting with hounds, but it did show how spiteful the Nu-Liebour government can be against minorities ie. country folk. salty_pete

4:05pm Tue 13 Apr 10

BringBackGoodGrammar says...

judging by some of the comments here, I'm surprised some folk can digest the article properly.
judging by some of the comments here, I'm surprised some folk can digest the article properly. BringBackGoodGrammar

4:11pm Tue 13 Apr 10

Andre Spooner says...

I COMPLETELY AGREE! It is a disgrace! I tell you what, I was riding at a great pace upon the back of my Mighty Horse, hurling grenades at any fox which dare show its little whiskered face before the might of Spooner, when a great army of police, army and politicians came advancing towards me, waving their batons and shouting their neo-socialist slogans! Nu-Lie-Boar indeed! This would not have happened under Thatcher! She believed in a free market - a free FOX KILLING market!


Thank goodness, I am hardy in battle, and my Mighty Horse is nimble upon his dainty feet. We escaped to slay vulpines another day! Spooner rides again!!


Wow, my security word was "stoat-with-a-gun"!! You couldn't make it up, Argus!
I COMPLETELY AGREE! It is a disgrace! I tell you what, I was riding at a great pace upon the back of my Mighty Horse, hurling grenades at any fox which dare show its little whiskered face before the might of Spooner, when a great army of police, army and politicians came advancing towards me, waving their batons and shouting their neo-socialist slogans! Nu-Lie-Boar indeed! This would not have happened under Thatcher! She believed in a free market - a free FOX KILLING market! Thank goodness, I am hardy in battle, and my Mighty Horse is nimble upon his dainty feet. We escaped to slay vulpines another day! Spooner rides again!! Wow, my security word was "stoat-with-a-gun"!! You couldn't make it up, Argus! Andre Spooner

4:46pm Tue 13 Apr 10

jbhove says...

Why wasn't it humanely trapped and transferred to the likes of a wildlife sanctuary?? Why kill it??
Why wasn't it humanely trapped and transferred to the likes of a wildlife sanctuary?? Why kill it?? jbhove

5:09pm Tue 13 Apr 10

Number Six says...

jbhove wrote:
Why wasn't it humanely trapped and transferred to the likes of a wildlife sanctuary?? Why kill it??
The article tells you that they tried but weren't allowed
[quote][p][bold]jbhove[/bold] wrote: Why wasn't it humanely trapped and transferred to the likes of a wildlife sanctuary?? Why kill it??[/p][/quote]The article tells you that they tried but weren't allowed Number Six

5:23pm Tue 13 Apr 10

KeefyH44 says...

salty_pete wrote:
Legally I understand that the fox is categorised as vermin. So we are all entitled to kill it any way we please, except with fox hounds. Though you will have to be registered to use a firearm. So we can all poison and gas fox's at will. Just goes to show what a completely bonkers piece of legislation the ban was to stop hunting with hounds, but it did show how spiteful the Nu-Liebour government can be against minorities ie. country folk.
Did anyone consider that it's "Odd" behaviour might have been because it was a vixen in cub 'Nesting'? Still seems a bit overkill to me.
[quote][p][bold]salty_pete[/bold] wrote: Legally I understand that the fox is categorised as vermin. So we are all entitled to kill it any way we please, except with fox hounds. Though you will have to be registered to use a firearm. So we can all poison and gas fox's at will. Just goes to show what a completely bonkers piece of legislation the ban was to stop hunting with hounds, but it did show how spiteful the Nu-Liebour government can be against minorities ie. country folk.[/p][/quote]Did anyone consider that it's "Odd" behaviour might have been because it was a vixen in cub 'Nesting'? Still seems a bit overkill to me. KeefyH44

6:32pm Tue 13 Apr 10

boblat says...

I'd like to know when SLUGS and SNAILS became a pest. Kinell!
I'd like to know when SLUGS and SNAILS became a pest. Kinell! boblat

6:59pm Tue 13 Apr 10

stan bailey says...

jbhove wrote:
Why not just trap the fox and move it out to the country? Why was it killed? Why resort to guns? It seems like a huge over-reaction to a minor problem.
Actually that would be very cruel, urban foxes are not used to killing rabbits and chickens, they prefer discarded burgers. They are usually more infested with mange and fleas than their rural cousins. they do not generally adjust well to living in the country
[quote][p][bold]jbhove[/bold] wrote: Why not just trap the fox and move it out to the country? Why was it killed? Why resort to guns? It seems like a huge over-reaction to a minor problem.[/p][/quote]Actually that would be very cruel, urban foxes are not used to killing rabbits and chickens, they prefer discarded burgers. They are usually more infested with mange and fleas than their rural cousins. they do not generally adjust well to living in the country stan bailey

7:46pm Tue 13 Apr 10

another village idiot says...

Lovely. Can't they stick to fixing matches for entertainment when they aren't playing?
Lovely. Can't they stick to fixing matches for entertainment when they aren't playing? another village idiot

8:15pm Tue 13 Apr 10

TheInsider says...

A new fox will just take over the territory which has been freed up and this shooter will have to be re-employed.
Managing foxes in this way tends to be ineffective, except for the company taking on the work.
A new fox will just take over the territory which has been freed up and this shooter will have to be re-employed. Managing foxes in this way tends to be ineffective, except for the company taking on the work. TheInsider

9:42pm Tue 13 Apr 10

UglyAmerican says...

corruptive wrote:
UglyAmerican wrote:
corruptive wrote:
Yeah I like the way foxes have devastated our countryside, leaving only about 1% of the land forested, eradicating thousands of miles of hedgerows, planting GM mono-culture crops everywhere, making all kinds of mammals and insects extinct, and generally engaging in agricultural depravity! Good thing humans don't do stuff like this, or we'd be living in an ecologically raped mess that means we have to import most of the food we eat from overseas.
Think globally, act locally.
.
If you don't have the nerve to remove yourself completely from the mix, at least get your reproductive organs removed to save the rest of us.
Actually I favour gayness as an environmentally sound alternative to breeding :)
Oh, likely excuse.
.
Say, doesn't that count as agricultural depravity?
[quote][p][bold]corruptive[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]UglyAmerican[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]corruptive[/bold] wrote: Yeah I like the way foxes have devastated our countryside, leaving only about 1% of the land forested, eradicating thousands of miles of hedgerows, planting GM mono-culture crops everywhere, making all kinds of mammals and insects extinct, and generally engaging in agricultural depravity! Good thing humans don't do stuff like this, or we'd be living in an ecologically raped mess that means we have to import most of the food we eat from overseas.[/p][/quote]Think globally, act locally. . If you don't have the nerve to remove yourself completely from the mix, at least get your reproductive organs removed to save the rest of us.[/p][/quote]Actually I favour gayness as an environmentally sound alternative to breeding :)[/p][/quote]Oh, likely excuse. . Say, doesn't that count as agricultural depravity? UglyAmerican

9:48pm Tue 13 Apr 10

micky adams says...

I hate Leicester anyway!
I hate Leicester anyway! micky adams

9:51pm Tue 13 Apr 10

McKenzie says...

I'm laughing at the 'towny' attitude to foxes on here. Clueless.
I'm laughing at the 'towny' attitude to foxes on here. Clueless. McKenzie

10:23pm Tue 13 Apr 10

Mr. Logical says...

boblat wrote:
I'd like to know when SLUGS and SNAILS became a pest. Kinell!
Are you serious, ever done some gardening??

Also referring to the silencer, it wouldn't work for a high powered weapon, the bullet breaks the sound-barrier, a bit difficult to suppress it half way across a field!

And folks, read the whole article before commenting, they tried other options...the only other realistic and uncruel option would be to get it to a sanctuary, whether there is even one open to foxes nearby I don't know, but it was only one fox, I certainly don't have any problem with it being shot.
[quote][p][bold]boblat[/bold] wrote: I'd like to know when SLUGS and SNAILS became a pest. Kinell![/p][/quote]Are you serious, ever done some gardening?? Also referring to the silencer, it wouldn't work for a high powered weapon, the bullet breaks the sound-barrier, a bit difficult to suppress it half way across a field! And folks, read the whole article before commenting, they tried other options...the only other realistic and uncruel option would be to get it to a sanctuary, whether there is even one open to foxes nearby I don't know, but it was only one fox, I certainly don't have any problem with it being shot. Mr. Logical

11:08pm Tue 13 Apr 10

saveHOVE says...

The national press is onto this now.
The national press is onto this now. saveHOVE

3:27am Wed 14 Apr 10

andsyd says...

What a load of nonsense. There was one fox being a pest, they explored all avenues and this was the best option. Big Deal. It has nothing to do the the fox hunt ban, poshness, animal cruelty or political parties. I also want to know hoe the cricket club was meant to inform everyone that it was going to happen. Grow up people and get on with your work - or saving the planet and all it's lovely little creatures or whatever you do to make yourselves feel important!
What a load of nonsense. There was one fox being a pest, they explored all avenues and this was the best option. Big Deal. It has nothing to do the the fox hunt ban, poshness, animal cruelty or political parties. I also want to know hoe the cricket club was meant to inform everyone that it was going to happen. Grow up people and get on with your work - or saving the planet and all it's lovely little creatures or whatever you do to make yourselves feel important! andsyd

7:54am Wed 14 Apr 10

Tye says...

what a load of tosh from the luv cuddly wuddly animals brigade - killing animals is murder eh? whilst they are alive because animals have died in drug tests, even your aftershave and toothpaste, chose the £2 bargain chicken from the supermarket thats been pumped full of drugs whilst lived its short life in pain, darkness and agony, complained about the fuss made about the thousands of animals that die in "Im a celebrity" (doesn't matter as they aren't pretty or cuddly) - get the idea?

hypocrits one and all!
what a load of tosh from the luv cuddly wuddly animals brigade - killing animals is murder eh? whilst they are alive because animals have died in drug tests, even your aftershave and toothpaste, chose the £2 bargain chicken from the supermarket thats been pumped full of drugs whilst lived its short life in pain, darkness and agony, complained about the fuss made about the thousands of animals that die in "Im a celebrity" (doesn't matter as they aren't pretty or cuddly) - get the idea? hypocrits one and all! Tye

9:01am Wed 14 Apr 10

BringBackGoodGrammar says...

I bet they dont moan about animal welfare when they're tucking into their steaks....
I bet they dont moan about animal welfare when they're tucking into their steaks.... BringBackGoodGrammar

11:12am Wed 14 Apr 10

tombraider59 says...

KeefyH44 wrote:
salty_pete wrote: Legally I understand that the fox is categorised as vermin. So we are all entitled to kill it any way we please, except with fox hounds. Though you will have to be registered to use a firearm. So we can all poison and gas fox's at will. Just goes to show what a completely bonkers piece of legislation the ban was to stop hunting with hounds, but it did show how spiteful the Nu-Liebour government can be against minorities ie. country folk.
Did anyone consider that it's "Odd" behaviour might have been because it was a vixen in cub 'Nesting'? Still seems a bit overkill to me.
Quite right Keefy - we have a number of foxes who visit us regularly and yes, it is the right time for cubs at the moment. I hope this hasn't left lots of little ones starving to death!
[quote][p][bold]KeefyH44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]salty_pete[/bold] wrote: Legally I understand that the fox is categorised as vermin. So we are all entitled to kill it any way we please, except with fox hounds. Though you will have to be registered to use a firearm. So we can all poison and gas fox's at will. Just goes to show what a completely bonkers piece of legislation the ban was to stop hunting with hounds, but it did show how spiteful the Nu-Liebour government can be against minorities ie. country folk.[/p][/quote]Did anyone consider that it's "Odd" behaviour might have been because it was a vixen in cub 'Nesting'? Still seems a bit overkill to me.[/p][/quote]Quite right Keefy - we have a number of foxes who visit us regularly and yes, it is the right time for cubs at the moment. I hope this hasn't left lots of little ones starving to death! tombraider59

12:08pm Wed 14 Apr 10

BringBackGoodGrammar says...

tombraider59 wrote:
KeefyH44 wrote:
salty_pete wrote: Legally I understand that the fox is categorised as vermin. So we are all entitled to kill it any way we please, except with fox hounds. Though you will have to be registered to use a firearm. So we can all poison and gas fox's at will. Just goes to show what a completely bonkers piece of legislation the ban was to stop hunting with hounds, but it did show how spiteful the Nu-Liebour government can be against minorities ie. country folk.
Did anyone consider that it's "Odd" behaviour might have been because it was a vixen in cub 'Nesting'? Still seems a bit overkill to me.
Quite right Keefy - we have a number of foxes who visit us regularly and yes, it is the right time for cubs at the moment. I hope this hasn't left lots of little ones starving to death!
I'm sure the badgers will soon make short work of any leftovers ;)
[quote][p][bold]tombraider59[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KeefyH44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]salty_pete[/bold] wrote: Legally I understand that the fox is categorised as vermin. So we are all entitled to kill it any way we please, except with fox hounds. Though you will have to be registered to use a firearm. So we can all poison and gas fox's at will. Just goes to show what a completely bonkers piece of legislation the ban was to stop hunting with hounds, but it did show how spiteful the Nu-Liebour government can be against minorities ie. country folk.[/p][/quote]Did anyone consider that it's "Odd" behaviour might have been because it was a vixen in cub 'Nesting'? Still seems a bit overkill to me.[/p][/quote]Quite right Keefy - we have a number of foxes who visit us regularly and yes, it is the right time for cubs at the moment. I hope this hasn't left lots of little ones starving to death![/p][/quote]I'm sure the badgers will soon make short work of any leftovers ;) BringBackGoodGrammar

12:14pm Wed 14 Apr 10

compaq1 says...

THIS IS AN OUTRAGE. AND I'M A SUSSEX CRICKET CLUB FANATIC. AT A TIME WHEN FOXES ARE FEEDING CUBS THIS SORT OF 'RESOLUTION' TO A 'PROBLEM' OF 'COVERS BEING SCRATCHED' IS A DISGRACEFUL OVERREACTION.
COUNT ME IN FOR THE DEMO AT THE GROUND TOMORROW (THURSDAY)
AND SUSSEX CRICKET CLUB CAN COUNT ME OUT OF THEIR MEMBERSHIP. SHAMEFUL.
THIS IS AN OUTRAGE. AND I'M A SUSSEX CRICKET CLUB FANATIC. AT A TIME WHEN FOXES ARE FEEDING CUBS THIS SORT OF 'RESOLUTION' TO A 'PROBLEM' OF 'COVERS BEING SCRATCHED' IS A DISGRACEFUL OVERREACTION. COUNT ME IN FOR THE DEMO AT THE GROUND TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AND SUSSEX CRICKET CLUB CAN COUNT ME OUT OF THEIR MEMBERSHIP. SHAMEFUL. compaq1

12:23pm Wed 14 Apr 10

Norma Snockers says...

This wanton act of cruelty has probably also condemned half a dozen cubs to a lingering death! 'Sportsmen' cause so much trouble, I think we ought to shoot them!!!!!!
This wanton act of cruelty has probably also condemned half a dozen cubs to a lingering death! 'Sportsmen' cause so much trouble, I think we ought to shoot them!!!!!! Norma Snockers

1:39pm Wed 14 Apr 10

Number Six says...

I've re-read the article. Can anyone please tell me where it mentions anything about cubs because I can't see it. Or are some people just getting their daily exercise of jumping to conclusions?

Nothing like foxy-woxy to bring out the intellectually sterile. I'm surprised no one has used the word "toff". Isn't that the standard cliche?
I've re-read the article. Can anyone please tell me where it mentions anything about cubs because I can't see it. Or are some people just getting their daily exercise of jumping to conclusions? Nothing like foxy-woxy to bring out the intellectually sterile. I'm surprised no one has used the word "toff". Isn't that the standard cliche? Number Six

3:59pm Wed 14 Apr 10

porkpie says...

With any like it will be run over before it gets shot.
With any like it will be run over before it gets shot. porkpie

4:34pm Wed 14 Apr 10

Spanners says...

compaq1 wrote:
THIS IS AN OUTRAGE. AND I'M A SUSSEX CRICKET CLUB FANATIC. AT A TIME WHEN FOXES ARE FEEDING CUBS THIS SORT OF 'RESOLUTION' TO A 'PROBLEM' OF 'COVERS BEING SCRATCHED' IS A DISGRACEFUL OVERREACTION. COUNT ME IN FOR THE DEMO AT THE GROUND TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AND SUSSEX CRICKET CLUB CAN COUNT ME OUT OF THEIR MEMBERSHIP. SHAMEFUL.
are you for real?! And is there really a demo? Are there that many eco-mentalists and people who can't understand the difference between a pet and a pest out there? I am truly shocked at many of the comments here. If it was a rat, a rabbit or a mouse that had been shot no one would care about it or its babies (sorry very vague potential hypothetical might possibly exist babies). Whats with people and foxes ? Does everyone think Basil Brush and family have been executed without trial? Go demonstrate against something important, or give your time to a worthwhile cause, or learn to play the saxaphone or anything else really. If you are at a demo about this then you seriously need to rethink your prioirites in life.
[quote][p][bold]compaq1[/bold] wrote: THIS IS AN OUTRAGE. AND I'M A SUSSEX CRICKET CLUB FANATIC. AT A TIME WHEN FOXES ARE FEEDING CUBS THIS SORT OF 'RESOLUTION' TO A 'PROBLEM' OF 'COVERS BEING SCRATCHED' IS A DISGRACEFUL OVERREACTION. COUNT ME IN FOR THE DEMO AT THE GROUND TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AND SUSSEX CRICKET CLUB CAN COUNT ME OUT OF THEIR MEMBERSHIP. SHAMEFUL.[/p][/quote]are you for real?! And is there really a demo? Are there that many eco-mentalists and people who can't understand the difference between a pet and a pest out there? I am truly shocked at many of the comments here. If it was a rat, a rabbit or a mouse that had been shot no one would care about it or its babies (sorry very vague potential hypothetical might possibly exist babies). Whats with people and foxes ? Does everyone think Basil Brush and family have been executed without trial? Go demonstrate against something important, or give your time to a worthwhile cause, or learn to play the saxaphone or anything else really. If you are at a demo about this then you seriously need to rethink your prioirites in life. Spanners

4:34pm Wed 14 Apr 10

Spanners says...

compaq1 wrote:
THIS IS AN OUTRAGE. AND I'M A SUSSEX CRICKET CLUB FANATIC. AT A TIME WHEN FOXES ARE FEEDING CUBS THIS SORT OF 'RESOLUTION' TO A 'PROBLEM' OF 'COVERS BEING SCRATCHED' IS A DISGRACEFUL OVERREACTION. COUNT ME IN FOR THE DEMO AT THE GROUND TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AND SUSSEX CRICKET CLUB CAN COUNT ME OUT OF THEIR MEMBERSHIP. SHAMEFUL.
are you for real?! And is there really a demo? Are there that many eco-mentalists and people who can't understand the difference between a pet and a pest out there? I am truly shocked at many of the comments here. If it was a rat, a rabbit or a mouse that had been shot no one would care about it or its babies (sorry very vague potential hypothetical might possibly exist babies). Whats with people and foxes ? Does everyone think Basil Brush and family have been executed without trial? Go demonstrate against something important, or give your time to a worthwhile cause, or learn to play the saxaphone or anything else really. If you are at a demo about this then you seriously need to rethink your prioirites in life.
[quote][p][bold]compaq1[/bold] wrote: THIS IS AN OUTRAGE. AND I'M A SUSSEX CRICKET CLUB FANATIC. AT A TIME WHEN FOXES ARE FEEDING CUBS THIS SORT OF 'RESOLUTION' TO A 'PROBLEM' OF 'COVERS BEING SCRATCHED' IS A DISGRACEFUL OVERREACTION. COUNT ME IN FOR THE DEMO AT THE GROUND TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AND SUSSEX CRICKET CLUB CAN COUNT ME OUT OF THEIR MEMBERSHIP. SHAMEFUL.[/p][/quote]are you for real?! And is there really a demo? Are there that many eco-mentalists and people who can't understand the difference between a pet and a pest out there? I am truly shocked at many of the comments here. If it was a rat, a rabbit or a mouse that had been shot no one would care about it or its babies (sorry very vague potential hypothetical might possibly exist babies). Whats with people and foxes ? Does everyone think Basil Brush and family have been executed without trial? Go demonstrate against something important, or give your time to a worthwhile cause, or learn to play the saxaphone or anything else really. If you are at a demo about this then you seriously need to rethink your prioirites in life. Spanners

4:34pm Wed 14 Apr 10

Spanners says...

compaq1 wrote:
THIS IS AN OUTRAGE. AND I'M A SUSSEX CRICKET CLUB FANATIC. AT A TIME WHEN FOXES ARE FEEDING CUBS THIS SORT OF 'RESOLUTION' TO A 'PROBLEM' OF 'COVERS BEING SCRATCHED' IS A DISGRACEFUL OVERREACTION. COUNT ME IN FOR THE DEMO AT THE GROUND TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AND SUSSEX CRICKET CLUB CAN COUNT ME OUT OF THEIR MEMBERSHIP. SHAMEFUL.
are you for real?! And is there really a demo? Are there that many eco-mentalists and people who can't understand the difference between a pet and a pest out there? I am truly shocked at many of the comments here. If it was a rat, a rabbit or a mouse that had been shot no one would care about it or its babies (sorry very vague potential hypothetical might possibly exist babies). Whats with people and foxes ? Does everyone think Basil Brush and family have been executed without trial? Go demonstrate against something important, or give your time to a worthwhile cause, or learn to play the saxaphone or anything else really. If you are at a demo about this then you seriously need to rethink your prioirites in life.
[quote][p][bold]compaq1[/bold] wrote: THIS IS AN OUTRAGE. AND I'M A SUSSEX CRICKET CLUB FANATIC. AT A TIME WHEN FOXES ARE FEEDING CUBS THIS SORT OF 'RESOLUTION' TO A 'PROBLEM' OF 'COVERS BEING SCRATCHED' IS A DISGRACEFUL OVERREACTION. COUNT ME IN FOR THE DEMO AT THE GROUND TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AND SUSSEX CRICKET CLUB CAN COUNT ME OUT OF THEIR MEMBERSHIP. SHAMEFUL.[/p][/quote]are you for real?! And is there really a demo? Are there that many eco-mentalists and people who can't understand the difference between a pet and a pest out there? I am truly shocked at many of the comments here. If it was a rat, a rabbit or a mouse that had been shot no one would care about it or its babies (sorry very vague potential hypothetical might possibly exist babies). Whats with people and foxes ? Does everyone think Basil Brush and family have been executed without trial? Go demonstrate against something important, or give your time to a worthwhile cause, or learn to play the saxaphone or anything else really. If you are at a demo about this then you seriously need to rethink your prioirites in life. Spanners

7:23pm Wed 14 Apr 10

BringBackGoodGrammar says...

Spanners wrote:
compaq1 wrote:
THIS IS AN OUTRAGE. AND I'M A SUSSEX CRICKET CLUB FANATIC. AT A TIME WHEN FOXES ARE FEEDING CUBS THIS SORT OF 'RESOLUTION' TO A 'PROBLEM' OF 'COVERS BEING SCRATCHED' IS A DISGRACEFUL OVERREACTION. COUNT ME IN FOR THE DEMO AT THE GROUND TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AND SUSSEX CRICKET CLUB CAN COUNT ME OUT OF THEIR MEMBERSHIP. SHAMEFUL.
are you for real?! And is there really a demo? Are there that many eco-mentalists and people who can't understand the difference between a pet and a pest out there? I am truly shocked at many of the comments here. If it was a rat, a rabbit or a mouse that had been shot no one would care about it or its babies (sorry very vague potential hypothetical might possibly exist babies). Whats with people and foxes ? Does everyone think Basil Brush and family have been executed without trial? Go demonstrate against something important, or give your time to a worthwhile cause, or learn to play the saxaphone or anything else really. If you are at a demo about this then you seriously need to rethink your prioirites in life.
Hear hear Spanners. And i dont see how typing in capitals just to try and make yourself heard is going to do anything else than alienate yourself from the reader compaq1. I would hazard a guess, as this is such a hot topic for you, that you also get the email alerts.............
[quote][p][bold]Spanners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]compaq1[/bold] wrote: THIS IS AN OUTRAGE. AND I'M A SUSSEX CRICKET CLUB FANATIC. AT A TIME WHEN FOXES ARE FEEDING CUBS THIS SORT OF 'RESOLUTION' TO A 'PROBLEM' OF 'COVERS BEING SCRATCHED' IS A DISGRACEFUL OVERREACTION. COUNT ME IN FOR THE DEMO AT THE GROUND TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AND SUSSEX CRICKET CLUB CAN COUNT ME OUT OF THEIR MEMBERSHIP. SHAMEFUL.[/p][/quote]are you for real?! And is there really a demo? Are there that many eco-mentalists and people who can't understand the difference between a pet and a pest out there? I am truly shocked at many of the comments here. If it was a rat, a rabbit or a mouse that had been shot no one would care about it or its babies (sorry very vague potential hypothetical might possibly exist babies). Whats with people and foxes ? Does everyone think Basil Brush and family have been executed without trial? Go demonstrate against something important, or give your time to a worthwhile cause, or learn to play the saxaphone or anything else really. If you are at a demo about this then you seriously need to rethink your prioirites in life.[/p][/quote]Hear hear Spanners. And i dont see how typing in capitals just to try and make yourself heard is going to do anything else than alienate yourself from the reader compaq1. I would hazard a guess, as this is such a hot topic for you, that you also get the email alerts............. BringBackGoodGrammar

7:49pm Wed 14 Apr 10

Mr. Logical says...

The fox will have a wake at the Fox Inn, Horsham on friday at 4pm, relatives are advised to arrive at least half an hour early.
The fox will have a wake at the Fox Inn, Horsham on friday at 4pm, relatives are advised to arrive at least half an hour early. Mr. Logical

8:09pm Fri 16 Apr 10

Baldseagull says...

Mr. Logical wrote:
The fox will have a wake at the Fox Inn, Horsham on friday at 4pm, relatives are advised to arrive at least half an hour early.
Relatives are advised to wear a bullet proof vest as the pest controller has several rounds left.
[quote][p][bold]Mr. Logical[/bold] wrote: The fox will have a wake at the Fox Inn, Horsham on friday at 4pm, relatives are advised to arrive at least half an hour early.[/p][/quote]Relatives are advised to wear a bullet proof vest as the pest controller has several rounds left. Baldseagull

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree