“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

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!


Dr Llareggub said...

Foxes used to raid my garden and killed a couple of my ducks, so I improved the fence. Problem solved. Thanks to the Lib Dem council most of the surrounding land has been developed so there is no natural habitat for them. Foxes kept the rat population down and we have a serious rat problem.If my dogs kill and eat a rat it costs £200 for vitamin K, as chances are that the rat may have eaten poison and a small amount is fatal for dogs although rats are becoming immune to the poisons. Hopefully, as the foxes get used to an urban environment they will return and gobble up the rats.

Anonymous said...

Late reply I know but looks a metaphor of the current gentrification going on in London
except we kill them instead of move the wild ones on
spose dont have chickens or leave windows open to experience the full force of this catastrophe hhaha take care ray