The main part of the predator proof fence contract has now been completed. There is a concrete apron around the bottom of the fence and two strands of electric fencing around the top, stopping the fox digging under or climbing over. The fox will however continue to search for an easy entry point, and the only weeknesses we can find are around the two outside hides, in particular when people leave the shutters open. The problem here being that while the fence will keep the foxes out it will also keep them in. We are planning to put measures in place where the shutters will cease to be a problem and are going to be starting work on the hides in September. We will also be altering the entrances to the hides and the observation room to make them more welcoming and accessible to first time visitors.
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