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    Is this 4ft beast proof that foxes are getting bigger ?

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    Is this 4ft beast proof that foxes are getting bigger ?

    Post by Cameron on Mon 3 Jan - 23:05

    Is this 4ft beast proof that foxes are getting bigger? Cat-killer trapped by vet
    By David Wilkes
    Last updated at 12:23 PM on 3rd January 2011
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    Weighing almost two stone and measuring four feet from his nose to the tip of his tail, this is thought to be the biggest fox ever found in Britain.

    Twice the normal size of the species, it was trapped and killed in a garden in the South East after apparently devouring a pet cat.

    The discovery has fuelled fears that urban foxes are hunting new prey after getting bigger and bolder as they gorge themselves on leftovers, including treats put out for them by animal lovers.
    Monster: To give a sense of scale, seven-year-old Archie Wright stands next to a 26lb fox shot in Maidstone, Kent
    The animals’ rise was highlighted last year after twin babies were mauled in their east London home.

    Nine-month-old Lola and Isabella Koupparis were left scratched and scarred after a fox jumped into their cot in the night, leading to calls for the animals to be culled as pests.

    The new giant was caught by vet Keith Talbot at his parents’ home in Maidstone, Kent, on Boxing Day after they told him they believed a fox had killed their black and white pet cat, Amber.

    He said today: ‘Obviously, they were very upset. Amber was 19 and liked sleeping on the front door mat.

    ‘Dad had seen a fox come down the drive and stalk up to her a few nights before. He phoned me and said would a fox attack the cat? I said - perhaps a bit naively - I don’t think so, she would wake up and see it off.

    ‘A couple of days later, dad heard a commotion outside and looked up to see a fox disappearing up the drive and the next morning found parts of the cat on the lawn. Unfortunately, the family pet was no more.’
    Stark contrast: Foxshooter Roy Lupton displays a normal fox beside the 26lb monster shot by Keith Talbot to show the difference in size
    Mr Talbot, 28, who works in Scotland, went to stay with his parents for Christmas and put down a trap to try to catch the offender. On the first night, he caught a 14lb fox and the next night the giant specimen, which weighed 26.5lb. Both were humanely destroyed.
    The Handbook of British Mammals says the average fox weighs up to 15lb, with reports of up to 22lb.

    Mr Talbot said: ‘I’ve seen cats and foxes in the garden before and they normally give each other a wide berth.
    Super-size: This is what a normal fox looks like - almost half the size of the one caught in Kent
    ‘Cats can usually defend themselves and are not on the menu for a fox. But when a fox gets that size, and particularly in bad weather, it appears it may become desperate and go for a cat.’
    He was surprised at the size of the fox, but it was only when he showed it to his friend Roy Lupton, a veteran fox shooter who weighed it, that he realised he could have just caught the country’s largest fox.
    Mr Talbot said: ‘I’m not against foxes, I think everything in nature has a place


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1343464/Biggest-Ever-fox-caught-Britain-4ft-cat-killer-trapped-vet.html#ixzz1A14zzoAG
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    Re: Is this 4ft beast proof that foxes are getting bigger ?

    Post by lauraburns on Tue 4 Jan - 11:00

    That thing is scary!!!! Omg

    We have foxes round at work, but none that big thank god!!! The nasty things killed all our chickens just before xmas! In the daytime too! Trouble is, they killed all 4 but only took 1, just left the other 3! Sad


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    Re: Is this 4ft beast proof that foxes are getting bigger ?

    Post by Cameron on Tue 4 Jan - 21:46

    I saw that on Sky news, woke up to it actually,it did give me a bit of a fright. lol!
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    Re: Is this 4ft beast proof that foxes are getting bigger ?

    Post by Karenn on Tue 4 Jan - 22:25

    Omg that is definately scary...Poor cats which are killed by them - rest in peace


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    Re: Is this 4ft beast proof that foxes are getting bigger ?

    Post by twinclaire on Sun 9 Jan - 14:08

    My friend rescued quite a few battery hens she took her children to school and within 15 mins mr fox killed all 50 of them and just left them on the ground poor chucks

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