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By Fili

Essex, United Kingdom Gb

how do I prevent foxes eating the pears on my dwarf tree. last year they ate all 5 the first fruit I had had?



Hi Fili guess you would cover it with some netting. There is no doubt that foxes taking over your garden is not very amusing. Just the last few nights a big dog fox and 2 very skinny cubs have been out in the street. I think someone in the sheltered housing next door is feeding them, as they are always going into the car park. The local cats, including Spooky just sit and look at them.

25 Aug, 2010


not a normal diet for a fox is it though i know dogs like apples .

25 Aug, 2010


This might seem like a silly suggestion but if you have only a small number of fruit to protect it might work.
We got really fed up with our hungry hound stealing food from the kitchen table, so I rubbed a cut chilli pepper over the skin of the fruit and vegetables he was stealing. It stopped him in his tracks, just the smell! As you probably peel your pears anyway, it wouldn't make them inedible.
If you try it, I'd be interested to see if it works.

25 Aug, 2010


It seems odd to me that a casual fox would take pears. We had foxes denning with cubs in our small garden for 4 or 5 years. They seem to think they owned the place......and they trashed it too! They never touched the fruit on my small fruit trees. Pears often fall off anyway and a very hungry fox might eat one. The young foxes round here are stick thin. Golden fox, who was born under our shed is large well fed, and golden in colour, he goes about like a dog. Just waits behind a bush or a wall if someone goes near him. Not a fruit eater.

25 Aug, 2010



26 Aug, 2010


just what i thaught fili lol

26 Aug, 2010

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