LUCY KILLED BY A FOX
On the morning of 19 June 2010 I heard screams in the garden, thinking it was foxes being a usual nuisance I ignored it, but decided to get out of bed.
I went out to the ferret’s cages and saw Lucy’s body on the lawn and a fox in the garden which I drove away. There was signs of a lot of activity, broken plants and digging, especially at the base of the greenhouse water butts. Checking the cages I saw how the fox had broken into the sleeping quarters of Lucy and Grace’s cage; Grace was missing, so I assumed she had been carried off by the fox. While fuming with anger and looking at the scene, Grace came out from under a water butt, where the fox had last been seen digging.
BE WARNED, FOXES ARE A MENACE TO PETS AND SMALL CHILDREN. THEY SHOULD NOT BE ENCOURAGED, BUT VIGOROUSLY AND AGGRESSIVELY MADE UNWELCOME IN GARDENS.