Jo&Tex Posted July 22, 2008 Report Share Posted July 22, 2008 I took Loki out early this morning to help feed the farm critters and later he headed off towards the pond and hayfields. About an hour later, he was barking up a storm from far away. It's unusual for him to bark while running free. I knew that there was a new bull in that field with the momma cows so I grabbed a leash and headed off to find my Loki and figure out what the problem was. He is kind of scared of cows, since they dont all run and get into a bunch the way his flock of sheep does, and he generally ignores them. When I got down to the hayfield, I could see Loki doing the herdy slink towards something red-brown in the grass. My first thought was that he had found a fawn. Instead, he had a red fox pinned in the grass. When he saw me, he wiggled and when I made the hand sign for 'come here' he ran right to me and sat to have his leash put on (gooddog!). The fox never moved, just made a huffing sound at us. Nell was with me and I threw a few rocks gently at it. Two dogs, rocks and a hollaring human weren't enough to convince it to leave so we left instead. We don't have rabies here, and it wasn't acting odd, it just wasn't going to give up whatever lovely prey it had hidden in the pile of mowed hay. I could have flicked it with the leash, we were that close. My dogs behaved very well and I'm pleased. Strange that a fox would stand its ground like that, tho. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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