A fox got into our chickens last night. At first we thought we had lost three, but found two of the missing birds hiding in different places. The Friendliest Chicken in the World is believed to be among the survivors. It is not known what part Hermes, our rooster, took in the incident. Other family members have accused him of dereliction of duty, but the Bear is inclined to cut him some slack against a fox. Besides, if the hens had been in their henhouse, where they belonged, they would have been safe. They were in the enclosure, but foolishly decided to perch on the roof.
We've known there's been a fox because we've seen the sly devil up close. Unfortunately Zoar is a no-fire zone due to foolish neighbors building within range of Zoar's defensive gunnery.
"Humane" Fox traps are on order.
This is war as only a Bear can make war.