1 OCTOBER 1948, Page 18

SWARMS AND TRESPASSING SIR,—Your correspondent, Mr. J. H. Griffiths, intrigues

me. I am intermittently pestered by my neighbour's fowls extending their Lebensraum. I was assured by the local constabulary that it was my, and not the owner's, responsibility to keep the fowl out of my garden. Do I now take it that it is also my privilege to " reduce them into possession"? The situation would seem to have possibilities, but my neighbour is a