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On 20 Dec 2014 at 7:01am puzzled wrote:
I know it looks cute to see a photo of a fox eating food that was put out for it but its not. To encourage foxes into town and built up areas is stupid and irresponsible. There are plenty of rabbits and other wildlife up on the downs where they belong so think twice before you put food out for them, it also encourages rats. It would not be so bad if they appreciated it like a cat or dog would but they are wild and should be treated as such. I bet the dustman love it when they have to clear up the mess these scavengers cause.
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On 20 Dec 2014 at 12:47pm bastian wrote:
sea gulls are worse for that and protected, Why?
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On 20 Dec 2014 at 1:17pm the kronic wrote:
I thought, that with the exception of vermin (and squirrels are NOT classed as vermin) all wild animals are protected.
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On 20 Dec 2014 at 2:11pm Old Bloke wrote:
Foxes are scavengers and clever ones at that.
Far more urban than country foxes now because they worked out years ago where the easiest food source is.
Helped by the plonkers that put the food out for them but to a degree that doesn't really register - loads of dustbins and discarded fast food. Looks like they will soon be able to add some curry from the latest mobile venture coming to Lewes.
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On 20 Dec 2014 at 4:54pm my town wrote:
Bring back fox hunting
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On 20 Dec 2014 at 11:42pm Just me wrote:
i have never seen bin men clearing up after a bag has been split. It still amazes me that people can't put the rubbish bags in a bin by the road!
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On 21 Dec 2014 at 7:39am sceptic wrote:
I have seen Dustman clearing up rubbish from a split bag, although I dont blame the ones that dont. And yes you are right ( Just Me ) it would be sensible to put the rubbish bags into a fox proof bin. Happy Christmas Refuse men, you do a grand job.
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On 21 Dec 2014 at 8:03am Sussex Jim wrote:
Some of the worst culprits are those who visit fast food outlets.
I often see discarded KFC or Mc.D boxes along the road in the mornings; obviously been thrown from a car late in the evening before.
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On 21 Dec 2014 at 8:04am Matk wrote:
Most of the houses in town are small two-up two-downs with just a door on the street. Bins aren't an option. Space is at a premium. There is barely enough room to spread open a copy of the Guardian! The answer lies in making sure that anything edible goes in the little plastic food caddy. When I've seen bags being torn apart it's usually been seagulls doing the dirty work.
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On 21 Dec 2014 at 9:24am ducatipete wrote:
Rats!! Because of the river the bottom of the town is running alive.
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On 21 Dec 2014 at 11:54am Old Bloke wrote:
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
"Barely enough room to spread open a copy of the Guardian"
The Lewes Toynbee Set strikes again
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On 21 Dec 2014 at 12:55pm Mark wrote:
Lol...That was my special Christmas present to you, Mr Old Bloke - from me and Toynbee. Best wishes for the season.
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On 21 Dec 2014 at 2:52pm Old Bloke wrote:
Not that you'd ever buy the Sun far too down with the peasants

If they were Eastern European foxes or some other minority (anything except British) you'd be opening a food bank.
Best Christmas Wishes to you ( not that I mean it) and we can all raise a glass to that good socialist Polly and wish her a nice day as she reclines in her Tuscan villa
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On 21 Dec 2014 at 3:11pm Clifford wrote:
Poor Old Bloke, still eaten up with envy.
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On 21 Dec 2014 at 3:57pm Old Bloke wrote:
Envy of what exactly?
Please tell what I am envious of.
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On 21 Dec 2014 at 4:00pm trooper wrote:
I am assuming that this Toynbee person to whom you are alluding to, is the same one that appears on the TV from time to time and tells us all of the joys of "Socialism", I am sure she would be welcome in North Korea,she gives the word "hypocrisy"a bad name.As for the Foxes,we are infested with do gooders, bleeding hearts,and God wallopers,and the "I love furry animal brigade", that we are unable to rid ourselves of an urban pest, and a serial killer. IT CAN BE DONE.
Red thumbs down to the ready!!!
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On 21 Dec 2014 at 5:17pm feline wrote:
I'm assuming the urban pest and serial killer you refer to trooper is the human species?
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On 21 Dec 2014 at 7:13pm Old Bloke wrote:
He means foxes you soppy thing.
Have a look in a chicken coop when one of them has finished.
What a fine Boxing Day sight it would be if some red coated toffs with horses and hounds were hurtling through the streets of Lewes in hot pursuit of a fox to rip to pieces.
The local fascist left would be choking on their muesli and tearing their Guardians into small pieces accompanied by a great gnashing of teeth. (Though of course most of them are the upwardly mobile and wealthiest middle classes who secretly yearn to be the aristocracy as they believe their true place is at the top of the pile)
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On 21 Dec 2014 at 8:07pm felines wrote:
You clearly don't understand irony old bloke. As someone who has kept hens for years and has experienced fox attacks, I still manage to have an educated understanding of why it happens. You, on the other hand seem to function on a gut reaction unfiltered by anything like an understanding of behaviour. But that clearly says quite a lot about you!
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On 21 Dec 2014 at 9:59pm Old Bloke wrote:
Not as much as your pomposity says about you.
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On 21 Dec 2014 at 11:27pm King Ink wrote:
Please go away 'Old Bloke'. You are very tiresome.
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On 22 Dec 2014 at 6:40am Tony Pollybee wrote:
I'm so glad to read that many on the forum seem to be waking up to Polly.
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On 22 Dec 2014 at 10:36am Belladonna wrote:
There's no proof that fox hunting keeps down local populations of foxes or that it discourages them from rooting through bins or hen coops. It just provides a few people with a good ride and a cruel vicious end to one innocent animal's life. Hunters get just as good a ride following a fake fox/rabbit.
I'm sure the rubbish problem is not helped by seagulls, cats and rats, but we can help by recycling as much as possible including food waste.
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On 22 Dec 2014 at 12:01pm Bin Man wrote:
@MatK - Can't quite understand your comment about people not having room in their house for a bin. Where do they keep the bin bags full of rubbish for a week before they leave them on the pavement then? Just keep the bin in the same place, and not only would it look better but would probably not even take up as much room as the bags.
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On 22 Dec 2014 at 1:54pm Old Bloke wrote:
@King Ink - I feel you need to replace Ink with Dick - far more suitable


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