I’ve been vindicated!
Little Ms. Hungry Foxy-fox was just snooping around the coop looking for something to eat. I laughed heartily at her and said “Ha! Ha! You get nothing you nosey fox you! You can leave hungry, I ain’t feeding you no more!”
She scampered back into the woods without turning back.
I’m sure she’ll be back a few more times before she figures out there aren’t any more chickens for her to eat. In the meantime I’m going to point and laugh at her while saying “Nothing for you to eat your greedy fox you!”
I have to say, though, she’s quiet! The only reason I saw her is because I looked out the window when movement caught my attention. I was too busy jeering her to get a picture.
Edited to add: She came through again just a few minutes ago (it’s 1:10p). I laughed out the door to her saying “HA! Nothing for you!”
Thing is, once the indignation of having my chickens eaten by Ms. Mouthy Foxy-Fox has worn off, I’m going to feel *awful*. I’ve never been one to put bird seed out because I don’t want the birds (and other critters) to get used to having a food source then have it disappear because I forgot to fill it or I moved. Same with the fox. It’s obvious she’s gotten used to having a constant food source and now it’s gone. Will she stave because I took her yummy yums away?* Will her babies starve because I’m not feeding their mama anymore? What if she gets hit by a car, it’ll be my fault because she didn’t have the speed to run across the street fast enough because I took her food away from her.
And I have to admit, Wolf is 100% right. If Ms. Foxy-Fox was coming through the yard sans chickens, I’d be over the moon with glee because a fox was visiting the yard. But because she ate my chickens, I’m a little peeved.
*I know she won’t but this is how I think.