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Suspected Fox Scat, With Sloe Pips

Observed: 5th September 2013 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in MammalsSimon Walker’s reputation in MammalsSimon Walker’s reputation in Mammals
Dung, with sloe pips, Chicksands Wood, 2013-09-05 002

There were a number of piles of dung, all containing stones. There were numerous sloes in the hedgerows.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Fox (Vulpes vulpes) interacts


Amadan's picture

I think you're right -

They certainly go for brambles when they're in reach, so why not sloes?

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I'm sure they do...

...judging from the number and liquidity of their deposits, though, it looks like it's a diet that really goes through them.


Amadan's picture

I find that Sloe Gin

Has to be treated with respect for that very reason!