well let me tell you a story here.
Couple of weeks ago a friend called me said he had picked up and new bow for hunting season. He asked if he could come out to my house and do some shooting since i live out in the country, I told him sure.
how we were in the back yard shooting at some hay, i let the cats out on the deck which has a screen around to keep the bugs out. my friend said he look there, well a fox had come out of the woods and was standing off to the right, and was sniffing the air. This was the middle of the day, not even dusk yet. The fox walked so near to us that I could have reached out and touched him. the wife even took some pics of him.
Well the fox was watching the cats, so we throw the pop bottles at him and yelled to chase him off, at first i thought we had scared him away,, but a few min later he came back this time he went running for the deck, and bounced off the screen , jumping again, he managed to rip a hole in the screen and get his head in. WE yelled and stuff, but he just
ignored us this time. and was treaing the screen more.
i am sorry to say, that we both had to shoot the fox, The back door to my house was open, all i could think of was he was going to get in the house with one more jump.
kill the cats or hurt Itta
I took the fox to my fathers house, wrapped him up in a old blanket, and buried him with the pets i had as a kid. I still feel bad about it, Maybe he was sick, or something.
anyway it is much better to play safe and keep your cats in the house.
PS i am adding some chain link fence to the bottom of the deck so, if there ever is next time, nothing can jump though.