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Another puzzle this morning. I found fox tracks, going one way only in the walled in part of the garden. They came out of the shrubbery at the East end and could be followed to the West end, where it got over a low bit of wall. The end it came from is 8 to 10 feet high on the outside, so how did it get in?

Posted at 15th Dec 2008 - 12:05PM   Posted by Withy Brook   Fox Comments: 8

Patsy's Avatar Crampons? Very Happy

Posted by: Patsy on 15th Dec 2008 at 12:23PM

Cait's Avatar M and I have discussed it, we don't think he could jump an 8 feet wall. He might have had a rope? Or he was a good jumper. But there would have been tracks the other side?

Posted by: Cait on 15th Dec 2008 at 12:45PM

Ivy's Avatar Foxes have wings at this tie of the year didn't you know? If failing that he may have been holding on to a strong goose he wanted for dinner?

Posted by: Ivy on 15th Dec 2008 at 12:49PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Actually I saw a fox 'run up' a ten foot wire fence many years ago so it is possible Mr Fox did scale the wall. Otherwise wings it is!

Posted by: Westerwitch on 15th Dec 2008 at 01:20PM

Exmoorjane's Avatar Yup, I'm with WW.......we watched a young fox 'climb' a ten foot wall when we lived in London....very much as a cat would. Amazing to watch.

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 15th Dec 2008 at 02:12PM

Fennie's Avatar Oh I'm surprised at you for even asking. The low cunning of the fox, adopted by scores of far less cunning detective writers ever since.

Obviously the fox was walking backwards! And then having done the deed, he walks forwards (which is..if you follow actually back again) in his old tracks, leaving the police (and you) completely baffled!Very HappyLaughingVery HappyLaughing

Posted by: Fennie on 15th Dec 2008 at 02:19PM

Milla's Avatar i like Fennie's best, though quite fancy the wings option but am sure it's wall-scaling, like a large squirrel blustering up the brickwork.

Posted by: Milla on 15th Dec 2008 at 02:37PM

Withy Brook's Avatar No to wall scaling - no tracks outside the walls. Like the goose idea but Fennie's is the best, so far.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 15th Dec 2008 at 03:02PM

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