Q712: Foxes have been taking my lambs, what can I do?

Lambs taken by foxes may have died of natural causes prior to being scavenged. It is worth trying to check this out before expending a lot of effort on control. There are a range of options to limit fox damage. Foxes only have limited protection under legislation and they can be controlled without a licence, however only certain ways of doing this are permitted under the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 (as amended). It is illegal to kill them, or attempt to do so, by using any kind of poison and this includes gassing compounds. Fox control generally requires expertise and experience. A local pest control company will be able to assist.

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