Several of the big organised shoots, before the season starts, will ask the Hunt to put the Hounds through the land to ensure the pheasants take fight.
The big problem in the UK is that there are to many bunny huggers that want to protect wild animals. This is well and good but like anything they need to be managed.
The red fox is a very clever beast and now has taken to cities and towns, living off scraps and people feeding them. I could not believe my eyes when one sunny afternoon I saw a fox walking across my cousin's lawn feet in front of her house. He was enormous as tall as a springer spaniel and obese. Not just fat but gross.
Her neighbour put out three chickens a day to feed them plus other scraps.
Mr Charles went his normal route to go up the drive, cross the road and onto the Downs where he no doubt lay up until hos next dinner was served.
Except ........... as he reached the front of the house my dogs in the car with the windows down, saw him and the chase was on. I doubt Charlie had run for a long time but he did on that occasion. I called the dogs off. Guess the exertion was to much for him as next day on his way to his dinner he just dropped dead on cousin's lawn.