The fox with the collar

The fox with the collar

Local news in the daily newspapers of the district town more than one hundred years ago were usually very darkly sat. Only the hunting community seemed to have a good lobby in the editorial offices. The readers could regularly inform themselves about the hunt booty of the society hunts.
So also about a kettle drive on the 16. November 1903 in the blaich. The "kulmbacher nachrichten write: "during today’s drive hunt in blaich 44 hares, 1 snipe and 2 foxes were killed. One of these red robbers had a strong well-fitting black leather belt with a strong iron ring around his neck; he therefore did not enjoy his freedom for very long." Nanu, how is that possible?
The mystery of the hunt’s usual prey was solved five days later. It reported to the "kulmbacher nachrichten" on 21. November, an unnamed reader. To the mentioned note, hunting in the blue, he believes to be guilty to contribute to the clearing up. The killed fox with a belt comes from kaltenstauden, municipality of guttenberg. In the spring, in the freiherrlich von guttenberg’s forest section "spiegelstrabe the parents of the fox were killed or wounded in the fox pit.
According to the further statements of the letter writer, the young fox went across the forest to the nearby hamlet of buch, also in the municipality of guttenberg, in order to satisfy its hunger. It got into a cellar through the cellar hole and was discovered there the next morning, when the girl of the house wanted to bring up potatoes, and was captured.
What to do? In book it could not remain. The house weaver christian rubner from kaltenstauden had more experience with orphaned animals. He had often taken abandoned animals of the forest into his care and took the little fox "in cost and lodging". The young animal quickly became accustomed to the chain and made pleasing physical progress. But the more gentle and strong it became, the more biting it also became. The weaver’s relatives are said to have suffered many scars in memory of their unfaithful little fox.
The longing for freedom and the confinement of captivity became increasingly unbearable for meister reineke. At the end of october, for example, he had succeeded in pulling the webbing out of the chain’s clasp and was now free to set off on his journey to freedom without any restraints.
The unknown reporter continues:" joyfully he (the fox) will have chosen and visited the wealthy parts of kulmbach for the purpose of bride wooing, but ‘hardly thought, the lust is made an end’".

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