"Frenzied Attack" on Scottish Farm Birds
A bloodthirsty fox has been identified as the culprit in what has been described as a “frenzied attack” on a Scottish farm, leading to the death of over 100 birds. These included 72 ducks and 26 pheasants. The attack took place at an Angus farm in Invergighty, Scotland. It is thought the animal struck in the early hours and managed to scale a large fence, before effectively walking a tightrope on a net suspended four feet off the ground – showing the lengths that foxes will go to in order to get access to birds. The gamekeeper, William Hardy, claimed to have never seen such a bloody attack in his entire gamekeeping career, and says that the fox appeared to have killed the birds for sport rather than sustenance. The birds are reared to be sold on or put into game shoots and those killed were worth an estimated £450. An electric fence is now likely to be put up around the remaining birds and the fox will be shot if seen again.