Fox caught sneaking around Nolensville neighborhood

Neighbors losing ducks, chickens to the predator
Posted: 5:27 PM, Jan 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-10 02:22:53Z

NOLENSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Ronnie Haislip owns the kind of farm in Nolensville that Old McDonald might be jealous of. But lately this 62-year-old farmer has been noticing some of his animals disappearing and not coming back.

Late last week, Ronnie discovered a small pile of feathers just behind his barn in an area where about two dozen chickens and ducks typically roam. Ronnie began to investigate and quickly discovered a familiar thief had been striking his farm in the middle of the night.

"We're all on the lookout for him," Ronnie says.

On his 83 acres of land, there are also cows, Norwegian Fjord horses, donkeys and even a few dogs. He also has three trail cameras, strategically placed across his property. After checking the memory cards on each, Ronnie quickly discovered the culprits that have been stealing his chickens and ducks.

The cameras picked up a number of images of at least one coyote walking by multiple times in the middle of the night. Another camera, picked up a bright red fox with one of Ronnie's ducks in his mouth.

Neighbors have also noticed some of their chickens disappearing in this rural part of Williamson County.

But Ronnie isn't mad or even upset.

"We just know it's part of owning a farm, we're not emotionally attached although I hope nothing happens to the them (the animals)," he said.