My neighbour, who has featured in a number of threads here, has repeatedly allowed his cattle onto the land around my house over the last ten days. The have damaged more trees than I care to count and they have torn up the ground and damaged a set of steps I had built. I have asked nicely three times, and a half-hearted attempt was made to patch up the fences, but I have just driven six more cattle out. I was out last night in the snow and freezing rain trying to put up barb wire by torchlight while he was in the pub in town.
I have tried driving them out onto the road but they are very flighty cattle and they always scatter and double back and manage to crash back through the hedge. A few times I have had to hold my ground faced with a young bull or a cow with a calf. I'm at work during the day and to come home and see the cows grazing in my field in the middle of the damage they have done is heartbreaking.
I need to know what is the nuclear option. I told him yesterday that I was finished asking nicely and now he needs to understand that I'm serious. I'm told that I can get trespassing animals impounded. Do I have to pay to do this? Mod Snip.... I've removed the reference to advocating illegal activity. Anything posted here must be within the remit of the law. Thanks. GC What other options are there?