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MaryPoppinPills Fri 11-Apr-14 21:57:57

Basically i live on quiet cul-de-sac made up of six houses with a row of garages opposite 3 of the houses including mine have small children.

One of the houses (couple mid 30's no kids) is really starting to piss me off. i say couple but they look very much alike so may be brother and sister.

Anyway the problem is that they seem to obsessed with feeding all the stray cats and foxes that hang around the area. To the point i regually see the man sat on the curb late at night hand feeding the foxes (i shit you not). He leaves plates of meat out at least twice a day which i believe is no attracting vermin as ive had a mouse in my house and so has another neighbour.

Most of the house have conservatories so the door are open most sunny days, and quite frankly i dont want to find a fox sat on my sofa


I also believe he has also pulled down the fence next to the train lines at the side of my neighbours house as he was spotted hanging around there and next day quite a few fence panels had been quite obviously yanked off

PS. i cant really approach him as everytime we've tried to say hello he turns and walks away

usualsuspectt Fri 11-Apr-14 21:59:15

I'm sure he has other plates.

vestandknickers Fri 11-Apr-14 22:01:29

Wouldn't it be easier just to talk to him.

rinabean Fri 11-Apr-14 22:01:36

Threads like this baffle me. "Can you believe the nerve of my weird mental neighbours? Well I've [weird mental neighbour thing which I'm now bragging about], haha how do you think they'll like that!!!"

MaryPoppinPills Fri 11-Apr-14 22:01:40

I guessing six going on the average dinner service hopefully I'll clear him out by easter

lizzzyyliveson Fri 11-Apr-14 22:04:03

The railway police will be interested to hear about him breaking the fence, especially during school holidays.

usualsuspectt Fri 11-Apr-14 22:04:27

And how will that stop him feeding the foxes and cats?

inthemidlands Fri 11-Apr-14 22:05:42

Yabu - was it a bobble plate?

99redbafoons Fri 11-Apr-14 22:08:25

Just maybe ask him to stop feeding the foxes?

And maybe avoid mentioning you think he's shacked up with his sister, destroying fence panels.

Odd post.

BrianTheMole Fri 11-Apr-14 22:22:56

I'm sure he can get himself some more plates. And what did you do with his plate? Did you take it from his garden? Do you regularly steal from your neighbors?

MaryPoppinPills Fri 11-Apr-14 22:24:48

99red i dont believe he's shacked up with his sister its a man and a woman possibly a couple possibly related they dont speak to anyone on the street even though most of us have tried

usual im hoping they will get the hint i guess. the foxes are a huge issue around here at the moment as they are here ALL the time not just at night, i've regually seen them sat on the road outside mid afternoon

lizzzy network rail have been informed by my neighbour who's land it is next to the fence. it very obvious its been vandalised and not caused by gust of wind due to how the panels that have been pulled off being laid so neatly on the ground

MaryPoppinPills Fri 11-Apr-14 22:26:25

Brian there is no garden the front door of all the house leads straight onto the pavement

vestandknickers Fri 11-Apr-14 22:28:05

OP are you an actual adult?

Quinteszilla Fri 11-Apr-14 22:30:28

He should be giving the foxes jam sandwiches. They prefer that.

BrianTheMole Fri 11-Apr-14 22:33:28

My mum hand feeds the foxes in her garden. I think its great. Anyway, if he's feeding the foxes I doubt they'll be calling round to yours. Why would they when they know they can get dinner elsewhere. Although I'd be careful about that plate, they might sniff it out and head over to your place to get it back wink

BrianTheMole Fri 11-Apr-14 22:34:21

Anyway marypoppins, did you take that plate off of his doorstep?

MaryPoppinPills Fri 11-Apr-14 22:35:18

ok i get it iabu it just pisses me off when i cant let my child play outside because there is a fox wondering around again waiting for his next meal

usualsuspectt Fri 11-Apr-14 22:35:51

He will just think you are an odd plate thief.

MaryPoppinPills Fri 11-Apr-14 22:36:38

brian it was on the pavement i promise

Jolleigh Fri 11-Apr-14 22:37:10

Short version of the OP:

My neighbour feeds the foxes and I'm sure the meat attracts vermin. I also suspect he breaks fence panels. I nicked his plate. AIBU

OP - not so much unreasonable but I don't see what nicking the plate will do hmm

vestandknickers Fri 11-Apr-14 22:37:39

They are foxes OP, not grizzly bears.

MaryPoppinPills Fri 11-Apr-14 22:40:11

true vest but after seeing fox attacks in the news im rather wary of them.

thanks jolleigh i tend to ramble grin

AgaPanthers Fri 11-Apr-14 22:43:26

Poison the foxes maybe? Is that legal?

vestandknickers Fri 11-Apr-14 22:45:18

OK, so stealing his plate will stop the foxes savaging your poor innocent children. Will it also restore the fence panel and make this couple look less siblingy?

If so, well done OP.

Cataline Fri 11-Apr-14 22:58:34

Are you for real Agapanthers?

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