LONE SURVIVOR: Amy Ferguson and her children Esha and Archie with Lucky – the only surviving chicken of a fox attack. Picture: Jamieson Murphy
OWNERS of rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens and other small animals are being warned to make sure their pets’ cages are secure from foxes.
Arcadia Vale residents Amy and Luke Ferguson recently woke early to a ruckus coming from their chicken pen.
They found a fox had snuck into the pen.
After chasing it away, the pair discovered the fox had killed three chickens.
The Fergusons had taken possession of the chickens a day earlier.
Only one chicken survived by roosting in a nearby tree, so they decided to name it Lucky.
Ms Ferguson said the fox was very bold when they confronted it. It even attempted to come back later for Lucky.
While she is disappointed the chickens were killed by the fox, Ms Ferguson doesn’t want any retribution.
“You can’t blame the fox for wanting to eat dinner,” she said.
“We do want chickens but it makes it hard when the foxes eat them. So we just have to be smarter than the fox.”
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