My collie Fluffy has always had the job of keeping a watchful eye on the chickens and chasing off intruding predators.
We have had a fox hanging around eating mice in the field. I'm sure it would enjoy a tasty chicken dinner given the chance.
This weekend the fox was making a morning trek thru the field, behind the chicken coop, when Fluffy spotted it.
The scene was like one of those old time zombie movie's, where the zombie is slowly stalking and the victim is running for dear life, but this was the other way around. Fluffy was running at top speed, while the fox was just loping along enjoying a Sunday jog.
Fluffy is 10 or 11 years old and not as alert as in her younger days. I may have to get a pup for her to train.