Monday, 11 February 2013
The rise of the urban fox.
Although common, you don't see that many foxes in the countryside during daylight hours. They are there of course but are wary of humans and tend to avoid us. Urban foxes displayed the same behaviour until fairly recently but over the last couple of decades the increase in discarded takeaways and the rise of the furry bunny view of the natural world (put some food out for the foxy woksy there so sweet) has meant that, even if their numbers have not increased that much, the urban fox is losing it's fear of man. There won't be a sudden outbreak of fox attacks on babies but foxes will continue to be a nuisance, with the potential to become a dangerous nuisance, unless we do something about their numbers and habits. There, at last I've found something in common with Boris Johnson!