Rambo the fox

mothra

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My parents were around today and my dad told us a story he had heard on the radio about Rambo the fox and it's too good not to share.

Rambo is a particularly cunning fox who has evaded capture for years on a fenced off sanctuary in NSW. The area, Pilliga conservation reserve, has been fenced off in the hopes of re-introducing species that have long been threatened or wiped out from the area. It is a noble cause. Great effort has gone into catching Rambo, the last feral animal thought to be in the reserve; trackers, dogs, drones, cameras, bunches of super high tech equipment and even on heat female foxes. No joy.

Apparently Rambo turns up on camera every few months or so as though he is posing. Example:



Anyway, in a recent attempt to vanquish Rambo using heat detecting shit and all sorts, the pursuers once again came up short. Upon returning to camp one evening, they found a big fox turd in the middle of their camp. Slap bang in the middle.

Efforts to catch Rambo continue.


https://www.smh.com.au/national/bai...fox-that-won-t-be-caught-20220427-p5agm1.html
 

mothra

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For despite 108,000 camera trap nights, 41 shoot nights and 465 shoot hours, more than 2865 poison baits, 25 days of scent-tracking dogs, 21 nights of
thermal drone surveillance, a half-day of helicopter sharpshooters, 97 infrared cameras filming 40 hours a week, plus what Sparrow conservatively estimates to be almost 4500 working hours from him and his team, Rambo is still out there.
 

HBS Guy

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I do love hearing stories about wild animals stuffing up human pursuers!

A BIG fox turd in the middle of the camp? Animals DO have a sense of humor!
 
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