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Different quarry on a fox hunt

Different quarry on a fox hunt – Years ago, when fox hunts were more common, the hunting party had an unusual problem

Years ago, when fox hunting was still common in Europe, the members of a hunting party had been specifically requested to bring only male hounds.  One member, however, brought a female hound — the only hound that the member owned.  Reluctantly, the female was allowed on the hunt.

The hounds were released, and took off in a dash.  In only a few seconds, they were out of sight altogether.  The confused hunters stopped to question a farmer in a nearby field.

“Did you see some hounds go by here?”

“Yes,” replied the farmer.

“Did you see which way they went?”

“No,” answered the farmer, “But it was the first time I’ve ever seen the fox running in fifth place!”

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