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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Urban foxes

Spotted now and then at the bottom of our urban London garden over the years has been a fox. If we were lucky, it might appear once or twice a year during the day, probably looking for food and leaving footprints in the snow - have a look here.

Yesterday morning from the kitchen window we saw not one fox, but two. And they weren't lurking at the end of the garden, they were roaming on the lawn and then curled up together to sleep under the apple tree. If I'd managed to get a photo of them, they might have looked something like this, only a bit more scruffy and well, Londonish.

6 comments:

KAZ said...

You'll have to look after them now - nothing but the best!

The Sagittarian said...

I had never seen a fox in real life before until about 15 years ago when a group of us went to Surrey (I was visiting from NZ) and there they were! I can't describe how childishly excited I was to have seen them as up until then foxes had been the stuff of movies, kids stories or documentaries! Lucky you.

Steve said...

Lucky you - fox's are beautiful animals. We have quite a few of them around Leamington as the town is surrounded by farmland... always a treat to see them.

Old Cheeser said...

Yes London foxes are somewhat skanky and dirty - rather like the pigeons!

I have spotted an increasing number of foxes too in my locality. On the way to the bus stop just the other morning I spied one running out from a neighbouring garden with what looked like a piece of food shoved between its jaws! It's interesting how animals like this are getting increasingly tamer and can now be seen roaming the streets of our cities. Years ago this wasn't the case? Is Mr Foxy getting braver and bolder and becoming an urban dweller? Have to confess I'm a bit chicken at the prospect of coming up close to a fox, but they're not too dangerous are they?!

Reluctant Blogger said...

We have a couple of foxes who stroll down our road from time to time. They are not at all nervous and will let you get quite close to them before they scamper off.

My mother, who lives in a large city, woke up one morning to find a small deer chewing the leaves of a bush in her front garden. I wouldn't have believed her, would have thought she was still suffering the effects of the night before, but she managed to get photographic evidence. Amazing.

The foxes round here aren't too manky!

Flaming Nora said...

They really are beautiful to look at but I don't thikn I should be encouraging them to hang around by leaving scraps, or indeed, baking cakes for them, so I won't.

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