Oh god...erm...if you say it was a fox they may imagine the damage done, if you say they ran away they wil hope forever, you will be withc from hell if you say you gave them away...you could bury them now...and let them have an after service?
Sorry Beety, always had a huge affection for all guinea pigs, such sweet and entertaining little rodents. How distressing to find your pets all mangled.
I'd be truthful but low-key...they will be wondering if the GPs will ever come back if you say they legged it (and in this weather? I'd be sceptical if given this explanation).
When the b**** fox killed our rabbit, we told the kids that he died because the fox had frightened him so much and his heart stopped working. His body wasn't too bad, but would have been upsetting for them so we put him in a rather large shoe box which had a little hole in it. Therefore they knew he was in there but couldn't see any of the damage - we just said it would upset them to see him when he wasn't alive and they were happy enough with that - could just see a little of hs fur.
Not sure what state your guinea pigs are in though if this might be possible.
Sorry to hear that though - it is horrible.
my mum found her rabbit with no head as fox took it but there was no blood at anywhere in the run. the other rabbit was ok.
what happened is that the foxes take heads as its easier to carry and they feed it to their hungry babies and come back later for the body
That was my worry too (though I did like our rabbit), so I'm afraid I couldn't be totally truthful - dd would have been terribly upset.- she was sad enough that he was dead. She was the one who took the interest of him and for some reason he wasn't the slightest bit nervous around her. We felt we should mention the fox though as these things do happen in nature.
Good luch anyway with whatever you decide.