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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

View PostHilander, on 10 February 2013 - 01:24 AM, said:

I've never heard of a fox doing anything like this.  They avoid people for good reason.  If a fox did do something like this I would suspect rabies.

What about being very hungry? A baby is defenseless, and when left unprotected, it's probably as good meat as any chicken.

Fox are opportunists, and will certainly go for the easy pickings.


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:55 PM

View PostAbramelin, on 11 February 2013 - 12:46 PM, said:

What about being very hungry? A baby is defenseless, and when left unprotected, it's probably as good meat as any chicken.

Fox are opportunists, and will certainly go for the easy pickings.
it is very rare for foxes to attack babies in the inner cities, they do not need to because there is well enough food for them around to eat. The reason there are so many foxes in the towns now is because they do not go hungry.
I believe leaving the door open was a big mistake, the fox was taking a chance, like they do and the baby probably scared him so he attacked.
as mentioned, these people know there are foxes about, maybe the councils should warn people...first...put your rubbish in the bins provided and second....do not leave the doors open and the your baby unattended when you know the foxes are about......its not rocket science.
A good point is the screens, some people can leave their doors open if they have a protected garden.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:09 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 11 February 2013 - 12:21 PM, said:

They are no longer weekly and have not been for a few years now. they are fortnightly now, but the councils have but a lot more big bins around, although as I have mentioned, some have locks on, mainly the commercial ones. But the estates do have enough bins.
I still can not understand how in "poverty" areas, how they have so much rubbish, although a lot of it is fast foods junk.
recycling is a no no in many inner areas, they can not even be bothered to throw their rubbish in the bins provided, let alone sectioning them out for recycling.
All local authorities round here collect food waste weekly, regardless of the main collection alternating between rubbish or recycling.  The last sentence pretty much sums up why urban foxes do so well - rubbish/food left for easy access.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:14 PM

View PostOppono Astos, on 11 February 2013 - 01:09 PM, said:

All local authorities round here collect food waste weekly, regardless of the main collection alternating between rubbish or recycling.  The last sentence pretty much sums up why urban foxes do so well - rubbish/food left for easy access.
Where are you? In South London it is every 2 weeks. Thought it was the  same for the whole of London.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:33 AM

View PostCoffey, on 10 February 2013 - 08:27 PM, said:

Well they left their back door open from what I've read. Pretty stupid thing to do when a baby is unattended.

Yea because parents never make any mistakes !!

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I am not concerned with someone's agenda. . I care only for what happened to the baby. I have a baby at home, I would hate to make a mistake like that and he suffered as a result

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:36 PM

View PostBeckys_Mom, on 12 February 2013 - 12:33 AM, said:

Yea because parents never make any mistakes !!

I never said they don't, i do expect them to be decent enough to admit it was their mistake though and not blame a wild animal for following instinct.

View PostBeckys_Mom, on 12 February 2013 - 12:33 AM, said:

I am not concerned with someone's agenda. . I care only for what happened to the baby. I have a baby at home, I would hate to make a mistake like that and he suffered as a result

Yes but you wouldn't blame the fox, you would blame yourself.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:41 PM

It's a hard one; do you absolutely never leave a baby unattended, no matter what?


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:45 PM

View PostFrank Merton, on 12 February 2013 - 12:41 PM, said:

It's a hard one; do you absolutely never leave a baby unattended, no matter what?

In a room in your house, sure. (thats why we have baby monitors) With a pet/animal.. never. No matter how much you trust your pet. Shouldn't leave windows open, only on the latch, certianly not in the winter in the UK when it's below freezing. lol

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

View PostFrank Merton, on 12 February 2013 - 12:41 PM, said:

It's a hard one; do you absolutely never leave a baby unattended, no matter what?
as mentioned, these people know there are foxes about, although you would think that by now people know about or have heard about foxes and how they can behave.
Maybe the councils will have to do some of those expensive flyers they do to warn people who can not think for themselves....first...put your rubbish in the bins provided and second....do not leave the doors open and the your baby unattended when you know the foxes are about.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:07 PM

The general Vietnamese attitude seems to be to never leave a baby unattended.  Of course here there are always sisters and aunts and grandmothers and older siblings and even neighbors all over the place, so I suspect the rule is easer to follow.  The problem, once it's off the breast, is that they all want to feed it, and so babies get way too fat.  Now that food is abundant here, I worry about future generations.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:26 PM

View PostCoffey, on 12 February 2013 - 12:36 PM, said:

I never said they don't, i do expect them to be decent enough to admit it was their mistake though and not blame a wild animal for following instinct.


Right and you assume if a mother makes a mistake, then all of a sudden she wouldn't admit it,  because the media didn't report it all in full...

Taken from a news article...
The mother and baby were not at their house in Bromley, Kent, left, on Sunday - after a fox entered through their back door, right, that had been left open because it was broken and was awaiting repair

Read more: http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz2KhNL0lIx

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Your main concern is whether or not Britain will allow fox hunting again?   The mother was up the stairs and the baby was down stairs... I have left my child down stairs many times, as I had to sort things out around the home.. It happens

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

There has been a few conflicting news reports on this issue... Some of the media reported  the fox was in the infants bedroom and dragged the baby out of his cot..Another said, the baby was on the sofa and the mother was up stairs at the time... I am thinking  how can a fox get into a babys cot to drag the infant out?  The sofa story sounded more logical, as it is easier for a fox to drag the baby from, than it would be from a big cot

My guess is, as the RSPCA noted ( in many of the articles )  foxes will not attack unless it is in fear..  So on that note, I am thinking, perhaps the fox after entering the home through the back door  ( which was broken )  enters the room as to where the baby is laying on the sofa... The baby lets out a cry   ( like most infants do ) that could have startled the fox, and so the fox attacks the infant...The mother hears a thud from upstairs, followed by the screams of the baby  ( well he was having his finger torn off at the time, no wonder he was screaming ) she rushes down stairs and see's the fox with the babys hand in its mouth..  Baby is soon rushed to hospital and receives medical attention ..I could be wrong, but I did say I was guessing

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:57 PM

View PostBeckys_Mom, on 12 February 2013 - 04:44 PM, said:

There has been a few conflicting news reports on this issue... Some of the media reported  the fox was in the infants bedroom and dragged the baby out of his cot..Another said, the baby was on the sofa and the mother was up stairs at the time... I am thinking  how can a fox get into a babys cot to drag the infant out?  The sofa story sounded more logical, as it is easier for a fox to drag the baby from, than it would be from a big cot

My guess is, as the RSPCA noted ( in many of the articles )  foxes will not attack unless it is in fear..  So on that note, I am thinking, perhaps the fox after entering the home through the back door  ( which was broken )  enters the room as to where the baby is laying on the sofa... The baby lets out a cry   ( like most infants do ) that could have startled the fox, and so the fox attacks the infant...The mother hears a thud from upstairs, followed by the screams of the baby  ( well he was having his finger torn off at the time, no wonder he was screaming ) she rushes down stairs and see's the fox with the babys hand in its mouth..  Baby is soon rushed to hospital and receives medical attention ..I could be wrong, but I did say I was guessing
yes i mentioned the bit about the fox being scared by something.
As for the broken back door, sorry, not having that excuse, it may well have been broken but not were it was not able to close. No one leaves their doors open in the inner cities for too long.
i do agree that mothers do leave their children for a bit, I have done it, but not when they know the back door is open and that foxes are around.
Some of the nieghbours were on the news saying they had complained about the foxes.

Confused with this:
The mother and baby were not at their house in Bromley, Kent, left, on Sunday - after a fox entered through their back door, right, that had been left open because it was broken and was awaiting repair

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In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:12 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 12 February 2013 - 04:57 PM, said:

As for the broken back door, sorry, not having that excuse, it may well have been broken but not were it was not able to close.

My mothers back door was broken  a few years ago, it would not close over ( something happened to the lock and hinges ) The door would not close properly at all... Hinges and locks had to be replaced, ..    Same with my kitchen window, the locks were broken and the darn window wouldn't close right...We had to get new locks put on, but in the meantime we had to stuff scrunched news papers around the edges to stop the draft getting in ..    So yea I believe her story..   I am not that eager to blame the mother, and even if she was to blame, I understand mistakes do happen...  I feel sorry for the mother, I am sure she is blaming herself over and over...  Just because we don't hear all the facts, doesn't mean we must jump the gun and shoot off any assumption we think of ...

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The mother and baby were not at their house in Bromley, Kent, left, on Sunday - after a fox entered through their back door, right, that had been left open because it was broken and was awaiting repair                      

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:25 PM

The child will probably have a phobia for anything that resembles a fox, poor thing.

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