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xEMMAx
28-11-2006, 08:53 PM
When cleaning out buns today something I saw something had been digging in my garden!!

Whistlers hutch/run is up against the fence and has about a foot gap behind it so I can take the roof off and clean the bit I can't reach and when looking behind it today whilst cleaning hutches there was a big hole and a pile of soil! :shock: So something has been in my garden then dug its way out under my fence :?
None of my buns because they're all on concrete slabs and have no way of digging out. When out in garden always supervised :?

Soooo what animals can dig?? My garden has a big bush behind the back fence then a big playing field so suppose it could have been anything. As all the dug out soil was in my garden am thinking something had probably jumped in somehow then dug out??

This'll annoy me for ages now :roll:

Jack's-Jane
28-11-2006, 08:55 PM
FOXES!! :shock:

Janex

sillyrabbit
28-11-2006, 08:56 PM
one of the cats next door digs under the fence instead of jumping over it. The owner insists its my bunnies :roll:

xEMMAx
28-11-2006, 09:02 PM
FOXES!! :shock:

Janex


Ahhh **** I thought it might be! :shock: My mum was telling me foxes don't dig though :roll:

Argh really worried now!! :(

Jack's-Jane
28-11-2006, 09:03 PM
FOXES!! :shock:

Janex


Ahhh **** I thought it might be! :shock: My mum was telling me foxes don't dig though :roll:

Argh really worried now!! :(

Oh yes they do......

Janex

xEMMAx
28-11-2006, 09:04 PM
one of the cats next door digs under the fence instead of jumping over it. The owner insists its my bunnies :roll:

Really?? Ohh I hope it's a cat!!

Ali
28-11-2006, 09:06 PM
Some interesting reading on foxes!!!!

http://www.permuted.org.uk/foxfaqs.html

Ali
28-11-2006, 09:08 PM
Also this on xEmmax


http://www.swindon.gov.uk/are_you_troubled_by_foxes-2.pdf

xEMMAx
28-11-2006, 09:13 PM
Some interesting reading on foxes!!!!

http://www.permuted.org.uk/foxfaqs.html

Thanks Ali!!

OMG it says they like to eat sultanas and when my gran was visiting she was sprinkling bloody scones all over my lawn! That probably encouraged them!! :evil: :evil: :roll:

Bavarian Bunny
28-11-2006, 09:15 PM
We had a fox in our garden last night, I chased it and it jumped the fence easily. But I also found a big hole in the middle of my flowerbed, which looked different to the average cat or squirrel hole. Badgers also dig, there are some in our area. And cats too, yep. Hedgehogs probably.

Ali
28-11-2006, 09:15 PM
Some interesting reading on foxes!!!!

http://www.permuted.org.uk/foxfaqs.html

Thanks Ali!!

OMG it says they like to eat sultanas and when my gran was visiting she was sprinkling bloody scones all over my lawn! That probably encouraged them!! :evil: :evil: :roll:


You are very welcome, :love: I hope it isnt foxes :roll:

@Debs111
28-11-2006, 09:55 PM
Foxes definitely dig!

HS
28-11-2006, 10:00 PM
Rats

@Debs111
28-11-2006, 10:01 PM
Sounds like it was a fairly big hole...doubt it would be rats!

xEMMAx
28-11-2006, 10:35 PM
It looked about as big as holes rabbits dig... I took photos but can't find my camera lead :evil: :roll:

mit
28-11-2006, 10:59 PM
:shock: :shock: :shock:
:evil: :evil: :evil:

DEFOS FOXES!!!!

m
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xEMMAx
28-11-2006, 11:02 PM
Oh nooooooo! :shock: :(

colliewoman
29-11-2006, 12:57 AM
foxes or badgers i would think, and i wouldnt trust either with bunnies :(
but, if you said its about the size of a bunny hole, that seems too small.
could it be a wild bun? do you have hedgehogs in your garden? they can dig believe it or not :wink:

Bundle
29-11-2006, 10:30 AM
I'd say foxes but dogs love to dig too - are there any strays round where you live or do any of your neighbours let their dog wander? It's possible someone's dog has come into your garden....

xEMMAx
29-11-2006, 11:12 AM
Just found a gap at the other end of the garden that things could have got through... so it could well be a rabbit who hopped in there then dugs it's way out again :D Tried looking for any kinds of droppings but couldn't find any.

Hedgehogs dig? Ohh didn't know that!

Haven't seen any stray dogs around.

raine
29-11-2006, 11:23 AM
Emma, if you didn't see anything, you have to assume it was a fox and make sure that everything is foxproof. Do you have bolts on your hutches and is your mesh on your run and hutch the thick foxproof kind.

haffyj
29-11-2006, 11:35 AM
FOXES!! :shock:

Janex


Ahhh **** I thought it might be! :shock: My mum was telling me foxes don't dig though :roll:

Argh really worried now!! :(

Oh yes they do......

Janex

oh yes the b******s can climb over fences and jump over too :evil: there has been a few cases of them coming into houses. make sure every thing is foxproof just in case, their jaws are very stronge

xEMMAx
29-11-2006, 11:42 AM
Emma, if you didn't see anything, you have to assume it was a fox and make sure that everything is foxproof. Do you have bolts on your hutches and is your mesh on your run and hutch the thick foxproof kind.

Oh yes, definitely going to assume the worse! Already have bolts of the hutches... will triple check things over but think things are pretty secure. After Sunday the only hutch I'll be using is a Happy Hutch one... anyone know if the mesh in their hutches are foxproof??

Azraelm
29-11-2006, 11:44 AM
I wonder why a fox would dig its way out, rather than jumping over the fence? :?

xEMMAx
29-11-2006, 11:45 AM
I wonder why a fox would dig its way out, rather than jumping over the fence? :?

Yeah that's what I was thinking :? If they jumped in surely they'd just jump out again??