HIT REPORT 25/9/21
TWO FOXES SEEN TO SAFETY!
We located the Flint and Denbigh hunt at around 7.45am as they hunted the dismantled railway line behind Green Isa farm Denbigh Green Trefnant. Green Isa hosted the hunt today although it’s basically the same meet as every time they are in Trefnant, they just like to park the horseboxes at different locations to make it look like they have more area to hunt than they actually do.
From Denbigh Green they crossed the road and head towards Tyddyn Lunt farm, they didn’t spend long here before crossing the A525 and into Plas Newydd estates. As sabs entered the field to the side of Plas Newydds driveway a fox was seen running for cover from the direction of the hunt, sabs covered the area in citronella and the hounds didn’t pick up on this one. But the huntsman took the hounds to the opposite side of the field and stuck them in a thick hedgerow…… The hounds really struggles to get in the hedgerow with thick bramble and thorny bushes but huntsman Medcalf still encouraged them on. Toby the whip was sat on his horse at the end of the hedge next to the A525 while Wilby the other whip recklessly waited on the A525. At this point a fox was flushed from the hedge right next to Toby and ran in the direction of one of our sabs with the hounds only a couple of meters behind! The sab managed to stop the hounds with voice calls and the fox escaped, the whipper-in then gave it some half hearted calls of “leave it”. It was later commented on one of our posts that a lady had seen the fox running down the A525 at this time. The A525 is more dangerous than usual at the moment with the Upper Denbigh closed and traffic diverted onto the A525, this hunt will cause an accident on this road and we’ve told the police numerous times.
The hunt then crossed over the A525 near College Farm and unsuccessfully tried to hold up a coppice near to Bodfari Road. By now the horses were struggling in the heat and when they went to get water from a water trough the huntsman suggested the sabs should get in to cool down. A sab said “good idea I’m getting followed by flies” Medcalf said “That’ll be the stuff you straying everywhere”, the sab pointed out to Medcalf it’s citronella which actually acts as a fly repellent! And it’s used my horsey people to keep flies off horses, Medcalf replied “Oh I don’t actually know much about horses” …… that’s obvious we’ve seen him trying to ride one! The police had arrived by now, and whilst we have seen an improvement in policing over the last 12months these officers were useless. When told about the fox that had been hunted one replied “eh ok”.
The hunt crossed Bodfari Road and headed to Perthewig woods, as sabs climbed the gate onto Bodfari Road Alex the honeymonster tried to wobble the gate but only managed to wobble himself. At Perthewig Woods it was the same old story, hounds left to search for a fox in the brambles for quite a while whilst riders just stood around picking their noses. At one point hounds did go briefly into cry and crossed to the smaller wooded area the other side of the bridleway. It would appear they lost this fox though and headed back to Green Isa to pack up at around 10.45.
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