100 years ago in COUN­TRY LIFE

Au­gust 5, 1916

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country Notebook -

ONE of the clever­est tricks ex­er­cised by the fox in its hunt­ing is that of mim­ick­ing the cries of the crea­tures it is after. One night, some years ago, I was driv­ing home in Dorset­shire with an old hunts­man along a for­est road when, while slowly as­cend­ing a stiff gra­di­ent, we heard the bleat­ing of a lamb com­ing from an ad­ja­cent field. The sound was plain­tive and shrill, breaking in on the night still­ness, and I was much sur­prised when my com­pan­ion sud­denly re­marked: ‘That’s a fox!’

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