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Old 23 February 2017, 11:22 AM
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Default Hundreds of dead foxes.

Not sure if this is real. It turned up on an Australian sporting shooters website, but someone noticed that the car is left-hand drive. (We're rightsided). The comments said it was due to a fox bounty, but I wonder if it is something like a tannery or similar, with a lot of pelts gathered from different locations.

No environment could support so many of a top level predator.
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Old 23 February 2017, 02:47 PM
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Not sure if this is real. It turned up on an Australian sporting shooters website, but someone noticed that the car is left-hand drive. (We're rightsided). The comments said it was due to a fox bounty, but I wonder if it is something like a tannery or similar, with a lot of pelts gathered from different locations.

No environment could support so many of a top level predator.
A quick google search of the image leads to the name of Phil Brown of Pennsylvania, and there seem to be a number of images of him with lots of dead foxes. He is claimed to have trapped more than 1200 foxes in one season.

I can't find much more than a lot of links on hunters' message boards, so I wouldn't want to say it's absolutely true, but it seems to be.
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Old 23 February 2017, 02:57 PM
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No environment could support so many of a top level predator...
It entirely depends on the range of the hunter and time-frame.

BTW, the fox is not a top level predator. It is generally one step down, below big cats, wolves and coyotes.
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Old 23 February 2017, 04:59 PM
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A quick google search of the image leads to the name of Phil Brown of Pennsylvania
A google image search for 'Phil Brown trapper' or 'Phil Brown foxes' or 'Phil Brown pelts' brings up a fair few more photos.


Edit: here's a trapper forum thread where Phil himself posts lots of pics, his forums name is PSB1011.
http://www.trapperman.com/forum/ubbt...all/Phil_Brown
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Old 23 February 2017, 05:06 PM
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BTW, the fox is not a top level predator. It is generally one step down, below big cats, wolves and coyotes.
It is in Australia. The introduced species have had a field day with no large land carnivores to compete with them.
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