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    Quote Originally Posted by Thelma Sanders View Post
    Same thing happens here, as you say - it's a really weird feeling when you find them in the ground. The old'uns told me it's foxes, as well
    It was happening that often, I was beginning to think it might be a fellow allotmenteer playing a prank in the hope i put my hands through it and it explodes with a putrid pungency of a 1000 skunks

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    We have a resident allotment fox who does exactly that. Rips up cardboard from the bottom of my paths, nibbles freshly planted seedlings, digs new beds. Poops on them.
    I know what to expect and don't get too worked up about it any more.
    Any freshly prepared beds I now leave for a couple of nights before I do any planting, to give foxy the time to do his/her worst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWifesBrassicas View Post
    I kept finding eggs buried all round my plot, really weird. Thing is, it didn't look disturbed.
    Somebody here assured me it was definitely foxes.
    What kind of eggs ?

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    Thelma Sanders is offline Gardening Guru
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    Bird's eggs, of all sorts, buried here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thelma Sanders View Post
    Bird's eggs, of all sorts, buried here...
    What kind of wild animal buries birds eggs ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thelma Sanders View Post
    Bird's eggs, of all sorts, buried here...
    I just googled this and it appears Foxes do cache eggs for eating later, see here

    https://www.discoverwildlife.com/how...y-egg-thieves/

    This will help identify the different birds eggs https://www.discoverwildlife.com/how...fy-birds-eggs/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Can the Man View Post
    What kind of eggs ?
    they were hens eggs
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    One of my colleagues once found a whole leg of lamb buried!

    Foxes seem to go for loose soil in my garden.

    If it's dry compacted and hard I'd suspect badgers. Look for remains of bees' nests.
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