The signs were there, we should have been more on guard. A week ago one of the last two guinea girls disappeared. I knew she wasn’t sitting a nest as most of her eggs had already been collected – it was too soon. Then this morning the Commander found the remains of a bunny that had been hanging out around here, but I though maybe Molly had gotten it.
I needed to make a quick run to the store so I grabbed my keys and headed out the door. As I was walking to the car I heard the guinea boys start to go crazy. I looked over to the sheep barn and saw the new mysterious stranger guinea boy flying in a dive bombing manner. I quickly made my way over to the action as he made a second run….and then I saw a large fox trying to run off with one of the roosters!
The fox had the rooster in its mouth and I didn’t have a stick, the dogs were inside, and the shotgun was upstairs. The only thing I had was my keys so I started jingling them as loud as I could. The fox dropped Leopold (who ran towards me to safety) and darted towards the woods, but seeing Leopold running for me it decided to charge at me. I have a bit of experience with crazy foxes so I held my ground and yelled at him, and then I charged! He made a clean getaway into the woods.
The fox was big enough that I have to worry about it trying to grab one of the goat babies. I think the sheep are too big for it to tackle. The chickens and guineas are in trouble unless we watch them or the dogs are out on patrol.
Looks like I need to get my hunting cloths ready.