Casper , sorry to know about Cyril the Squirrel. It's heart wrenching once you become attached .
Your analogy of a pack of hounds arriving in ones garden on a Sunday afternoon, is by any imagination a wee bit OTT, but I get your point.
I don't agree with hunting at all, that's not what my point is, and I just made a comment that the hunt in question was Trail Hunting. If that is to be banned also due to a very unfortunate happening, then there will be many dogs and horses off to the meat man.
That can't be right either ?
The ridiculous thing is that more people have joined these hunts now than before the fox hunting ban was put in place.
Just as a matter of interest, there have been numerous 'big cat' sightings in that same area over the last couple of years. Maybe that was what the hounds sniffed out when going off track.