Our daughter stopped in just before dusk tonight for a short visit and announced I should get a picture of some of our youngest Muscovy ducks sitting on top of the Samurai just outside the poultry yard.
Why are they out of the poultry yard sitting on top of the Samurai? At almost that same time, Papa Pea called from his upstairs office to come see the fox running back and forth on the inside of the poultry yard fencing trying to get out.
Mr. (?) Fox had gotten in and harassed some of the poultry, but then forgot how he gained access through (over?) the electric fencing which isn't turned on because of the build-up of snow at the bottom portion of it. If he had jumped in, why couldn't he jump out?
Papa Pea went out to check the situation at just about the time the fox went under the fence (we think) at a spot we couldn't see, ran down the driveway and into our thick woods.
There were some scattered feathers in evidence in the poultry yard but no casualties. Papa Pea thinks our big Muscovy adult male probably went after the fox and discouraged him a no uncertain terms.
Tomorrow in daylight, we'll check out the fencing to see if we can figure out where the fox got in.
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