I reckon that fox is gonna die of old age Norm.
You're probably right. I was full of hope that the trap would solve the problem while letting the fox live but something will materialise, I hope. I saw it sniffing round last night but I opened my bedroom window and shouted at it and it was over the fence like a pole vaulter. Next time it might meet an ounce of 4 shot on the way, even if it wakes the neighbours, My patience isn't endless.