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RSPCA goes Fox Hunting and Fails

Toddler 'attacked by fox at school' - Telegraph
The boy pulled the animal's tail and was then attacked, the paper claimed, before onlookers pulled the boy free.
An RSPCA inspector was called in but could not catch the creature, it was reported.

Hardly an unprovoked attack, but maybe the RSPCA man wasn't the best choice for trying to catch Charles James, or did he rustle up some chums, doggies and horses, don the red coats and tally-ho through the streets? Maybe he didn't, which is why he failed.

Comments

Bet he didn't have a gun either.

"Hardly an unprovoked attack"

Erm, a 3-year old toddler at a school is not someone who 'provokes' anything... they don't have the moral capacity yet, and most likely he didn't even understand there is a difference between a fox and a teddy bear.

A fox should not be allowed to roam in broad daylight on a schoolyard. And what is to say that the same animal won't maul another child in some garden it infests? Foxes learn and this one figured out that foxes > small humans.

As for the fox hunt, that is a romantic hobby but not an effective method to fox control in a built up area where foxes have been permitted to reach maximum density.

"As for the fox hunt, that is a romantic hobby but not an effective method to fox control in a built up area where foxes have been permitted to reach maximum density."

True. But heaven forfend anyone in the UK ever being permitted to just shoot the damned things!

Shooting foxes is most unsporting, as Sir Rupert Murgatroyd discovered in Ruddigore.

"But heaven forfend anyone in the UK ever being permitted to just shoot the damned things!"

??? Of course you're allowed to trap and shoot them. Google for 'foxtrap' and ye shall find.

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