I saw an article today about a ‘huge freaky monster’ of a fox that has been killed recently by a farmer, as it was savaging his livestock.
It measured 4’9″ from tip to tail, and weighed in at 38lbs!
Just look at the pics in that article!
So, is it only me who read this and thought “That’s about normal size for a fox, isn’t it?”?
All the “we should kill all the foxes” and “bring back fox hunting” thoughts aside (which I agree with), isn’t that just a fully grown fox?
I grew up in a tiny village called Alvechurch, where they still point at passing planes and a 5 minute walk in any direction will put you in the middle of endless fields. I lived there until a few years ago, and up until that time would often get out and about with the local wildlife (the animals, I mean – not the drunk girls in the bust stop outside the Red Lion). I’d see foxes lots, living opposite the graveyard, and became pretty skilled at calling foxes to me.
They’re blind as buggery, and if you can imitate the sound of a small dying creature, they will come loping over to you and get within feet before they realise you’re almost 6ft tall and rather pink looking for a rabbit.
I have a very fond memory of walking over fields with my fiancee and seeing a fox across the other side of the field. I grabbed my fiancee and told her to stand still, then did my magic and started calling the fox. That sounds like a euphemism. I mean, I called the fox over and this very fine example of foxlihood came bounding up to us and got very close indeed before legging it off again.
He wasn’t the biggest, but the ones I’d see in the street around the graveyard I’d say were the size of the one in that article. It’s been a few years since I last saw one of them, so I’m not going to say they were bigger, but as I remember it they probably were a touch bigger. And notice the ‘THEY’ – because usually there would be around 3 that size. On one magical night there were 5 of them wondering the roads!
Should I be calling the press?
Are the Alvechurch Foxes some freaky breed?
It hardly worries me, when as you may have read in previous blogs, I believe I’ve had a couple of encounters around there with something much bigger, and possibly cat-like…