I have a dilemma!!!
At dusk tonight I let Diggers out into the garden and he instantly ran, barking loudly, into the deserted farmyard next door. He ran inside one of the smaller outbuildings, still barking and growling. I called him back to me and as he stood at my side the barking continued - but it was not coming from Diggers.....it was coming from inside the shed.
I tried to peer inside but the dark building was filled with layer upon layer of old wood. The barking was just the same as that of a Jack Russell - but there was also a low growling.
As Mark wasn't at home I was too scared to squeeze into the narrow space so went to get my torch instead. It was pitch black by then but the barking and growling continued but I couldn`t see anything at all.
Could it be fox cubs in the building - and would a vixen have had her litter there? I always thought they gave birth below ground?
But what if it was a dog trapped inside? It could be one of the hunter`s dogs that has gone astray.
I will have to wait until morning when Mark will be home and it will be daylight. If it is fox cubs I certainly do not want to alert the hunters or they will think them fair game.
I have listened to the sound of fox cubs on 'youtube', but they seem to squeal more than bark! This is a clear bark with no squeak.
So now I will lose sleep and worry all night!!
I will tell you what tomorrow brings. So...........
A demain mes belles