Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Fox Got One of my Guinea Fowl

Yesterday in the early evening our guineas were squawking and putting out a loud distress cry. They were very agitated and we knew something was wrong. Even the chickens' posture changed, which is a sure sign of fear. Then the guineas flew up on the phone wires and barn roof, continuing their warning/distress cry. We figured there was a predator about, but we couldn't see anything.

A few minutes later, the front doorbell rang and one of our distant neighbours reported that a large fox was running down our drive with one of my birds in its mouth. So now Im down to 3 Guineas and a handful of chickens and roosters.

The perils of living in the country.

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