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Fox wandered into my living room last night

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yumyumlama Tue 30-Aug-16 19:47:40

Yelled at it so it retreated (rather slowly). Shut door between house and conservatory ... And 2 mins later saw had wandered back into conservatory, as casual as you like!

AIBU to call for best ways to deter foxes? Do not want him wandering on in!

Live in Richmond, London btw so this is a semi urban fox ....

DesignedForLife Tue 30-Aug-16 20:10:47

A large dog would probably work.

purplefox Tue 30-Aug-16 20:12:24

Shut the conservatory door?

JellyBelli Tue 30-Aug-16 20:13:43

Try a cardboard cutout cat in the doorway, or hang 2 CD's so they look like big eyes. Someone has probably been feding it and its used to people.

Tiredtomybones Tue 30-Aug-16 20:14:22

I have no idea how to stop it, other than keeping doors closed, but I have to say I'd have been terrified

Boundaries Tue 30-Aug-16 20:15:46

Get this guy to stand in the conservatory.

EttaJ Tue 30-Aug-16 20:16:40

Like has been said, shut your door, too obvious?

Pardonwhat Tue 30-Aug-16 20:17:41

A foxhound would probably do it grin
Foxes are horrid.

HerdsOfWilderbeest Tue 30-Aug-16 20:18:55

Fucking HELLLLL that's horrific. Next thing you know it'll be kicking back in your favourite chair, drinking a gin and tonic and insisting on watching the golf. Takes the piss.

yumyumlama Tue 30-Aug-16 20:20:27

On these lovely summer days I'm loving having the doors open, so feels like a loss of freedom to shut them ,,, do love the idea of putting up a picture of man in red coat, but fear the fox won't react!

Cats .. Do they deter foxes then?

Muddlingalongalone Tue 30-Aug-16 20:21:14

Bloody hell - just been & shut my patio door reading this. I genuinely don't know what I'd do if that happened to me

yumyumlama Tue 30-Aug-16 20:21:16

Doh, dogs not cats ... !!

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Tue 30-Aug-16 20:22:01

Awww, I'd give him some food and a name.

Possibly a cat bed and a collar.

Avebury Tue 30-Aug-16 20:23:28

Stair gate in the doorway?

Boundaries Tue 30-Aug-16 20:23:45

Me too, Joffrey.

BarbarianMum Tue 30-Aug-16 20:23:54

<<Cats .. Do they deter foxes then?>>

No, they're more of a snack.

Jjacobb Tue 30-Aug-16 20:24:15

Awww I love foxes, I would have fed it.

VilootShesCute Tue 30-Aug-16 20:24:43

Don't watch Zoo on Netflix...

JellyBelli Tue 30-Aug-16 20:24:53

I've seen a cat chase a fox away from a food dish smile

Northernlurker Tue 30-Aug-16 20:26:02

A tough cat wouldn't stand for this but most would be more scared than you

Seekingadvice123 Tue 30-Aug-16 20:26:26

Picture of Loathsome Leadsom should do the trick. She hates wildlife.

Tiptoethr0ughthetulips Tue 30-Aug-16 20:27:27

What Joffrey said.

VilootShesCute Tue 30-Aug-16 20:27:28

My cat kicks about with a fox. Neighbour saw them when she peeped out of window at midnight the other night! Trotting along beside one another they were.

NonnoMum Tue 30-Aug-16 20:28:35

Did it 'wander' in? Or was it more of a 'saunter'? the little bastard

NonnoMum Tue 30-Aug-16 20:29:47

Ps I am about as left wing as you get, apart from when it comes to Fox Hunting. I don't mind the posho-s sorting out Mr Foxy on Boxing Day...

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