- Cluedo just got really dark. The QC, in the kimono, with the baseball bat.
As an owner of chickens, can’t say I’m that bothered about the event. However I find it incredible that someone so evidently intelligent has had such an enormous failure of common sense as to bleedin’ TWEET about it. Just 🙄 really.
Still at least he’s admitted the crime
I’m not convinced a crime has been committed to be honest.Posted 2 months ago
Assuming he didn’t manage to kill it humanely yes it has.
I see your point, but I think that the statutory defence would be around reasonable practicability. The argument would be that the fox couldn’t be safely released, or conventionally humanely dispatched, so in the circumstances the best was made with the equipment to hand. Unpleasant, but I’m not sure what he could have done differently in the circumstances. Why the **** he thought it sensible to tweet about it though is beyond me.Posted 2 months agosquirrelkingMember
I see he’s also admitted to buying the bat to deter intruders.
A deterrent is only worthwhile if it is known about.
Also, I don’t see the issue with that. If you have something you can use to reasonably defend yourself (weapon of opportunity) then how is the other party to know if you intend to do so or it is only to scare them. Either way, job done.Posted 2 months agofrankconwaySubscriber
Flashy – what is the point of your post?Posted 2 months ago
Is it condemnatory of what was, allegedly, done – or the political persuasion of the self-confessed perpetrator?
If the former, dim on Maugham’s part to twatter about it; will have the townies frothing.
If the latter, yawn.
I love game pie – properly made with hare as one of the ingredients; wouldn’t happen without ‘country sports’.
You give the impression you’re a ‘country man’; if true, you would understand what happens in truly rural areas.
Lamping to feed dogs with freshly killed rabbits, for example.
If feral fox in urban environment, does anyone really care?
Fox, pheasant, badger, rabbit, hare, squirrel run over on country roads by chelsea tractors – is anyone really bothered?
Road kill burgers – could support food banks.
Not bothered about what, allegedly, happened; ‘QC in kimono shocker’ is daily wail headline.
As for bat (baseball, cricket or any other variety) for self-defence; what’s the problem?
I would prefer shot-gun but there are legal considerations.LATSubscriber
Also, I don’t see the issue with that. If you have something you can use to reasonably defend yourself (weapon of opportunity) then how is the other party to know if you intend to do so or it is only to scare them. Either way, job done.
a weapon of opportunity isn’t bought in advance as a weapon before the opportunity to use it. I imagine.Posted 2 months agotthewSubscriber
The word that’s missing from this conversation is “premeditation”. If he has a bat purposely to be used as a weapon adainst intruders, and killed someone with it that’s a whole different charge to grabbing something heavy with a purely domestic function leading to the same outcome.Posted 2 months agoDezBSubscriber
Flashy – what is the point of your post?
To start a thread?
posting it on social media comes across as a touch dumb
It’s the way of the world now. Social media – post stuff you shouldn’t/never would say out loud and usually that nobody in the **** world would have had any interest in. Get used to it.Posted 2 months ago
Still at least he’s admitted the crime so should be an easy prosecution
Sounds like the fox got caught in the electric fence around the chickens (it would have been electric as nothing else will keep a fox out).Posted 2 months ago
So, given that the fox has been getting zapped by the fence every couple of seconds, for God knows how many hours,I’d say that this guy has put it out of its misery with whatever he had to hand.
Putting it on twatter is incredibly stupid and just illustrates his level of hangover.MoreCashThanDashSubscriber
Well, it’s started a thread, but pretty poor to post like that without offering up an opinion. It’s too lazy even to call it trolling.
I’m firmly in the “what else could he do” camp, easy with hindsight to come up with ideas but I’m not sure I’d know how to safely release a trapped, maybe injured, bitey wild animal.
The post on social media was dumb as **** though.Posted 2 months agoboomerlivesSubscriber
given that the fox has been getting zapped by the fence every couple of seconds, for God knows how many hours,I’d say that this guy has put it out of its misery with whatever he had to hand.
If he was less of an intellectual he might have done something practical, like turn the power off?
It’s likely his upbringing kicked in and killing it was the default option.
In drag.Posted 2 months ago
Obviously turn the power off!Posted 2 months ago
The point I’m making is that this fox would have been continuously zapped by the fence if it was an electric one (it does says it’s netting which is what the electric ones are).
I would imagine this would have had a serious physical effect on it.
We have kept chickens for over 20 years and have never even thought about having an electric fence. I don’t know anyone that does in fact.
We do, our neighbours do and my folks do. It’s good because it’s also easily relocatable.
That being said; it’s a red herring in this discussion as there’s no evidence it was involved.Posted 2 months agomercuryrevSubscriber
ITV news managed to tweet a photo of a fox (handy if you don’t know what one looks like pre headstoving) and Jolyon, with a not quite out of focus sign behind him, reading ‘above the law’ (handy if you need to hate Jolyon even more).
The Right Wing doesn’t know whether to love or hate foxes now though….Posted 2 months ago
Nope, it doesn’t say, but as I said, the only fencing that keeps foxes out is electric. People with chickens know this and this guy could certainly afford it.
So you made it up. My parents, grandparents and uncles kept chickens for years not once did they use electric fencing.Posted 2 months ago
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