Pet Fox Shot

I remember mentioning in a bar in Otívar that I had a fox that came around and took food from my hand. The reaction was, "Foxes are bad, shoot it."

GRA ALP Shot Pet FoxSome hunters also seem to have trouble distinguishing between a dog and a fox, as my neighbouring cortijo residents found out; not because they’re difficult to distinguish, but some hunters consider bagging a dog as firing practice.

Anyway, this is the case of Alcázar de Venus, which is a hamlet dependency of Órgiva; a bustling community of 30 residents. A fox had been adopted by their villagers as they had taken a shine to it and fed it. It trusted them and they trusted it.

Then on Thursday the 22nd they found its body – somebody had shot it. It doesn’t matter that it was inoffensive and semi tame, somebody simply didn’t want to carry home the weight of an extra 12-bore cartridge.

Nobody saw who did it. They have their suspicions but no proof. However, the Guardia Civil’s Seprona is investigating. Many will hope that he is found and his shotgun confiscated.

(News: Alcázar de Venus, Orgiva, Alpujarra, Granada, Andalucia)

  3 comments for “Pet Fox Shot

  1. July 3, 2023 at 6:39 pm

    Dids: Indeed. Whoever the culprit is, he fire shots in an urban area which is sod-off forbidden and will come with dire consequences if they ever catch the bugger.

  2. Dids Hall
    July 2, 2023 at 10:37 am

    There are much wider implications to this, don’t just confiscate their gun, fine them. Was the shooter in a public place, threat to life? I do not hunt, never will. I do like guns and this gives all gun owners a bad name????

  3. Patrick Barry Storey
    June 26, 2023 at 10:13 am

    Bit like bull murder slowly and bull running. At least it was quick. Some Spaniards and types of ignorant persons still seem to enjoy such things and would if they still could support hare coursing, dog fighting and bear baiting.

    It’s a shame that such types still exist. Yes foxes can be an issue, but this was just nasty.

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