Monday, 7 February 2011

It Was THIS BIG, Honest!

Via email, Jamie Dyer points to this episode in the ongoing media 'mega-foxes are here to burn your homes and rape your women!' crusade:
The 37-year-old television presenter had spotted the large, mangy animal prowling the streets for several days in a row.

However, he was forced to take swift action on Wednesday night when the fox went for his elderly black labrador Inca and was left limping afterwards.
A Labrador? Even elderly and arthritic, I think it could have handled a...

Oh:
“It was a very large dog foxthe size of my dogs.”
The size of your dogs? Both of 'em?
“It doesn’t look in great shape, I don’t think it was particularly well nourished as it looked like it was shedding a bit of its coat.

“Like everyone, I have seen foxes around many times and the only thing that struck me about this one was its size and how close it had come to us on a couple of occasions.”
It was clearly sizing you up for its next meal, once it had made an hors d'oeuvre of your dogs...

And clearly, the 'Telegraph' editing is getting no better, as the article contains this odd phrase:

It bit off the end of your ginger what..?!?

12 comments:

microdave said...

For fox's sake!!!









Well, someone had to say it.....

MTG said...

After a few moults it is difficult to distinguish between a dog and a fox.

A few malts makes it impossible.

Angry Exile said...

...ginger what

Bwahahahahahahaha. I googled - it's supposed to be 'finger' so I guess a straightforward typo, but funny as you like.

Sue said...

Your comment on Salma Yaqoob's piece of trash in the Guardian was deleted.

What did you put?

:)

Infact, many of them have been deleted and the sensible comments that have remained have lots of recommends!

Blue Eyes said...

Damn, I was hoping that the fox had bitten her ginger biscuit. Preferably while it was being dunked in a nice hot cup of tea.

What is all this fox mania about? They have been commonplace in London for as long as I can remember. Why the sudden media interest?

Span Ows said...

Supposed to be "finger"?! That's serios! I thought it was 'ginger'...as in piece of ginger....as in "bit off the end of my French loaf/cucumber/aubergine/sausage (oooer!)

Span Ows said...

P.S. "Ben Fogle rugby tackled fox to save his elderly labrador"...WTF? I suggest it is impossible for a grown man to "rugby tackle" a fox.

Anonymous said...

It's a typo and it was the tip of the finger she's lost. Harmless eh?

And not every dog is a fighter, but I guess Julia's dog would just end up shredded by the cute fox.

Aww...

Mrs Erdleigh said...

Oh the drama, I can see the movie now,'coming soon to a screen near you Foxzilla vs Mothra'.

Anonymous said...

I cannot recall how many malts I had but I can remember stumbling home with a fox which turned out to be a dog.

JuliaM said...

"Well, someone had to say it....."

Indeed!

"After a few moults it is difficult to distinguish between a dog and a fox.

A few malts makes it impossible."


/applause
"Your comment on Salma Yaqoob's piece of trash in the Guardian was deleted.

What did you put?"


A post today will make it clear :)

"What is all this fox mania about? They have been commonplace in London for as long as I can remember. Why the sudden media interest?"

It's rather like the recent flap over birds and fish dying. Natural occurrences, but once one newspaper picks it up, so do the others, until it looks like an epidemic.

"WTF? I suggest it is impossible for a grown man to "rugby tackle" a fox."

Yeah, that's definitely hyperbole. And a good way to get properly bitten...

"It's a typo and it was the tip of the finger she's lost. Harmless eh?"

I remember posting on it. Didn't look too bad to me.

"Oh the drama, I can see the movie now,'coming soon to a screen near you Foxzilla vs Mothra'."

I expect the SciFy Channel are looking into it right now.

"I cannot recall how many malts I had but I can remember stumbling home with a fox which turned out to be a dog."

That's why you always need a wingman.

banned said...

I dear, I managed not to read this when I caught the headline in the Telegraph that day.