This past week a male fox continually attacked the guinea fowl right around our house where the guineas live, right in our front and back yards.
The fox didn't survive. It was killed with one of the gray guineas inches away from it's mouth. Surprisingly, all the guineas survived the week. They spent most of the week in the trees and on the roof of our house.
We strongly believe this is the fox that killed three of our guineas last month. I'm not too keen on a fox lurking and hunting a couple feet away from my front door.
We looked it up before considering killing the fox on our land. According to the MD Department of Natural Resources, it is lawful for a landowner to hunt or trap a coyote, fox or skunk without a Furbearer Permit that is damaging or destroying the personal or real property of the landowner on their land. http://www.eregulations.com/maryland/hunting/licenses-stamps-and-permits/
I wanted to ensure everything was done legally and properly.
On another note, none of our guinea eggs have hatched yet. Today is day 25. I expect them to hatch between now and Friday. If they hatch at all. Stay tuned for updates!