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Fox mauls sleeping babies in London home
msnbc ^ | June 7, 2010 | Daily Telegraph

Posted on 06/07/2010 4:37:55 AM PDT by sodpoodle

Twin nine-month-old girls were being treated at a London hospital on Monday after being mauled in their sleep by a fox.

The animal apparently entered the house and climbed stairs before attacking Lola and Isabella Koupparis in their beds while their parents watched television, according to reports. (snip) In urban areas of England there are an estimated 27 foxes per square mile, living in close proximity to humans.

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: consequences
Might fox hunting be reinstated?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/apr/29/hunting-ban-conservatives-daniel-kawczynski

**The Conservatives, if they form the next government, have promised a free vote on a hunting bill in government time. A Tory spokesman commented: "The ban is a bad and expensive piece of legislation but [repeal] is absolutely not a priority."**

1 posted on 06/07/2010 4:37:55 AM PDT by sodpoodle
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To: sodpoodle

Tally Ho!

Please hunt responsibly. Practice the three S’s.


2 posted on 06/07/2010 4:42:29 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: sodpoodle
Solution


3 posted on 06/07/2010 4:44:54 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: sodpoodle
27 foxes per square mile - thems a lotta foxes.

not enough food source

TV volume too high

Country intelligent quotient to low

4 posted on 06/07/2010 4:45:59 AM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: sodpoodle

As Oscar Wilde said of fox-hunting, the unspeakable in pursuit of the inedible.


5 posted on 06/07/2010 4:46:41 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: sodpoodle

They left their front door open due to warm weather?! Have these people ever hard of a screen door ... a window unit air conditioner ... an electric fan?


6 posted on 06/07/2010 4:47:21 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: Vaquero

Louise Bagshawe, the Tory candidate for Corby and bestselling novelist, also appeared in the Vote OK video, explaining why she supports repeal. “This election is going to make the difference between the repeal of the Hunting Act or lose us something that has been part of all of our lives and part of British history for 1,000 years,” she said.

“If you are fed up with having your rights taken away and being dictated to, now is the time to put in the effort ... We are going to persuade our colleagues, we are going to take the fight to them and stand up for civil liberties ... We will get this act overturned.”

(more unintended consequences from the anti-hunt crowd - man-eating foxes)


7 posted on 06/07/2010 4:48:05 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: RichInOC

Those evil right wingers!

First they attack our greatest everest leader in the whole history of the world and now they are attacking innocent children!

Oh wait, wrong Fox - nevermind


8 posted on 06/07/2010 4:48:14 AM PDT by gthog61
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To: sodpoodle

That damned Fox News....Oh, sorry they meant the animal.


9 posted on 06/07/2010 4:49:58 AM PDT by NCBraveheart (BARACK OBAMA....A GIANT SACK OF SUCK!)
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To: sodpoodle
Most of the weird news stories for a long time came out of Germany or Florida. Recently they seem to be coming out of the UK. What gives?
10 posted on 06/07/2010 4:52:10 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

ENGLAND TEMPS:

In the summer, it can be as hot as 32°C (90°F) but mostly the temperature only reaches 26°C. The average high in London from June through August is around 21°C (70°F) and the average low is around 12°C (51°F)

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/weather/average.htm


11 posted on 06/07/2010 4:53:25 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: RichInOC
like Tom Cruise.... ...Oscar Wilde was an unspeakle fop in pursuit of having his fudge packed.


12 posted on 06/07/2010 4:55:41 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: sodpoodle

I stayed at a hotel, across the river from Big Bend and up river about a mile. (My point is, I was in downtown London). I was waiting for a taxi about 5 in the morning. And a fox came trotting down the middle of the street. I watched it from about a block away and it passed right by me. That was the LAST thing I expected to see at 5 am on a London street. But they surely are there.


13 posted on 06/07/2010 4:57:24 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Too bad these infants have idiots for parents. This is a “utopian healthcare” country. Hopefully they’ll survive the blood loss while in the waiting room.


14 posted on 06/07/2010 4:57:41 AM PDT by albie
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To: sodpoodle

The sad answer is that something like this usually is what is necessary to jolt the liberal, soft-environmentalist suburban population awake to realize that wild animals are, well, wild. The fox isn’t some cute cartoon fox—a wild fox will kill a baby just as soon as look at it. Its the same in the US. The liberal city population expands into the country. Development after development goes up in once wild areas. And they are populated by the same people who want to ban guns and who think hunting is barbaric. Then a bear or cougar, which has had its hunting grounds reduced, kills a dog or cat, they go ballistic. The police shoot it and all their environmentalism goes out the window.


15 posted on 06/07/2010 5:00:10 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Dr. Sivana

It’s rare for English homes to have screen doors, and even rarer for them to have air conditioning. Very hot and/or humid weather is too uncommon to warrant it.


16 posted on 06/07/2010 5:04:04 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

In London, 5:00 am is when most foxes are going home;)
I thought you knew;)

LOLOLOL!!!!


17 posted on 06/07/2010 5:04:53 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: sodpoodle

27 per square mile in urban areas? Is that for real? That’s basically the way we have raccoons here. I thought foxes were some sort of endangered species or something and that’s why the fox hunting controversy existed. Guess I was wrong.


18 posted on 06/07/2010 5:06:16 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: sodpoodle

19 posted on 06/07/2010 5:14:12 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Play it, Sam, for old times' sake, play 'As Time Goes By'.")
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To: Vaquero

If there are 27 foxes per sq mile, then the folks need at least 2-3 Jack Russell terriers per sq mile- that will take care of the problem - with reinforcemens


20 posted on 06/07/2010 5:15:36 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every time history repeats itself the price goes up)
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To: Daffynition

Cute video;) (Separated at birth)
_______________________________________________________
Canines are species in the carnivore family, Canidae, including the wolves, coyote, foxes, dingo, jackals, and several species of wild dog. The family also includes the domestic dog, which is believed to have descended from the wolf. The Canidae includes 10-14 genera with 30-35 species, depending on the taxonomic treatment.

Read more: Canines - Wolves, Foxes, The Domestic Dog http://science.jrank.org/pages/1170/Canines.html#ixzz0qAXqKXlD


21 posted on 06/07/2010 5:20:48 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: Vanders9
It’s rare for English homes to have screen doors, and even rarer for them to have air conditioning. Very hot and/or humid weather is too uncommon to warrant it.

Well, then someone ought to tell them that besides foxes, open doors can invite other vermin and lots of bugs. How can it not be humid when it rains so much there? In all of those books and movies that take place in 19th century England, doctors are always telling their patients to go to a dry or temperate climate.
22 posted on 06/07/2010 5:22:16 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: sodpoodle
In US cities, there are probably twice that many coyotes per square mile. This one strolled into a sandwich shop in Chicago:


23 posted on 06/07/2010 5:24:48 AM PDT by CholeraJoe ("Here is something you can't understand...")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Development after development goes up in once wild areas. And they are populated by the same people who want to ban guns and who think hunting is barbaric.

This is a nuisance. Near where I live (unincorporated northern Illinois, near Wisconsin) a devepment went up in a nearby village. A fellow who's lived in the area all of his life goes hunting, bags a deer, and hangs it in his garage. A woman in the development complains to the village that the garage door is open, and little ones might be traumatized to see Bambi's dad being prepared for dinner and maybe a wall decoration. he caller couldn't believe there wasn't a law ... an ordinance ... a SOMEthing. There isn't ... yet.
24 posted on 06/07/2010 5:29:09 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: CholeraJoe
Caption: "I'd like the Roasted Road Runner with braised garden vegetables on a footlong submarine roll. Extra meat, please. Oh, and do you take Acme Credit Cards?"


25 posted on 06/07/2010 5:33:57 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: silverleaf

a fox will b!tch slap a Jack Russell terrier....

folks need those fox hounds.....not a dog that can pee upside down.


26 posted on 06/07/2010 5:35:56 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

*****A woman in the development complains ......little ones might be traumatized to see Bambi’s dad being prepared for dinner and maybe a wall decoration****

So, I suppose the little ones watch cartoons - which are full of mixed anthropomorphic creatures - and does she then take them shopping in the supermarket meat department? Wonder how she explains the animal crackers they probably eat(?)


27 posted on 06/07/2010 5:36:10 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: sodpoodle
They seem like best buds. ;)

Fox are very enterprising critters.


28 posted on 06/07/2010 5:36:15 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Play it, Sam, for old times' sake, play 'As Time Goes By'.")
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To: sodpoodle
It's a good thing there are no dingoes about:


29 posted on 06/07/2010 5:37:50 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Vaquero

two jack russells will tear a fox to pieces - after they force it into a hole. Jack Russell is to fox as mongoose is to cobra. I know which breed I’d want patrolling my urban garden!


30 posted on 06/07/2010 5:38:32 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every time history repeats itself the price goes up)
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To: Vaquero

31 posted on 06/07/2010 5:40:14 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Play it, Sam, for old times' sake, play 'As Time Goes By'.")
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To: sodpoodle
What a bizarre thing to happen. I guess eliminating hunting of carnivorous predators so they become over populated around populated areas isn't such a good idea. Who'd a thought?
32 posted on 06/07/2010 6:05:27 AM PDT by Dayman
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To: Dr. Sivana
There really aren't all that many vermin either. Urban foxes are a relatively new phenomenae. There are no wolves, no bears, no raccoons and very few snakes (only three species are native to Britain, all of them scarse. The grass snake is by far the most common and it isn't poisonous). Rats and rabbits are common but they tend to avoid Humans. Slugs and house flies are a nuisance, but screen doors and air conditioning don't stop them anyway.

Humidity is only really a problem with heat. In the cold humidity doesn't really register, unless perhaps you suffer from arthritis.

33 posted on 06/07/2010 6:06:52 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

I was waiting for a taxi about 5 in the morning. And a fox came trotting down the middle of the street. I watched it from about a block away and it passed right by me. That was the LAST thing I expected to see at 5 am on a London street. But they surely are there.

Try walking down the sidewalk in Singapore and coming face to face with a coiled cobra in full bonnet. That will get your attention. Good thing I had only had a couple of drinks and decided to cross the street. Damn thing was right next to a bus stop.


34 posted on 06/07/2010 7:04:06 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Daffynition

Hilarious! I love foxes. I’ve seen a few red ones where I’m at. Its the damn fisher cats that scare everything away.


35 posted on 06/07/2010 7:06:33 AM PDT by rintense (God bless Israel!)
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To: CholeraJoe

He just wanted to be G like Tiger!


36 posted on 06/07/2010 7:07:19 AM PDT by rintense (God bless Israel!)
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To: rintense
"Round these parts, they just make themselves at home.


37 posted on 06/07/2010 7:19:11 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Play it, Sam, for old times' sake, play 'As Time Goes By'.")
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To: Daffynition

Adorable!


38 posted on 06/07/2010 8:25:01 AM PDT by rintense (God bless Israel!)
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To: Daffynition

Now THAT looks like a nice target, all framed by the nice mattress. A good .22 or even a bad .223 would do nicely!!

39 posted on 06/07/2010 8:56:25 AM PDT by China Clipper (My favorite animals usually are found next to the rice on my plate.)
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To: Daffynition

Now THAT looks like a nice target, all framed by the nice mattress. A good .22 or even a bad .223 would do nicely!!

40 posted on 06/07/2010 9:28:39 AM PDT by China Clipper (My favorite animals usually are found next to the rice on my plate.)
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To: China Clipper
After you have it stuffed, what kind of a mount will you go for?


41 posted on 06/07/2010 10:21:02 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Play it, Sam, for old times' sake, play 'As Time Goes By'.")
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To: sodpoodle
Well, when predators aren't hunted, they become the only hunters.

Wise up, formerly Great Britain.

42 posted on 06/07/2010 10:21:56 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (There is no "common good" which minimizes or sacrifices the individual. --Walter Scott Hudson)
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To: babble-on
I thought foxes were some sort of endangered species or something and that’s why the fox hunting controversy existed. Guess I was wrong

Foxhunting was banned in the UK as an exercise in class envy, promoted by socialists and environmentalist whackos as well as the sentimental, soft-left British animal lovers. The nature of the ban and its supporters can be determined by the fact that the innocent horses used in hunting have been attacked by these so-called "animal lovers". It's all about destroying traditional British culture and the rural economy. Has nothing to do with real concern for animals.

43 posted on 06/07/2010 1:04:07 PM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree wth you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: rintense

You might not think they’re so adorable after they eat your cat.


44 posted on 06/07/2010 1:06:35 PM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree wth you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: ottbmare

No worries. I would never have an outdoor cat.


45 posted on 06/07/2010 1:12:13 PM PDT by rintense (God bless Israel!)
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