Over the last month or so, I have seen what appears to be a young fox on a number of occasions just chilling in our garden border, lapping up late afternoon sunshine.
I do know that foxes have used our garden in the past. Evidence of tunnelling on the banks, holes dug in the soil, and calling cards left.
I once found a buried parsnip!
This fox looks a little undernourished, but it must have a food source close by.
Inbetween scavaging, this fox enjoys Basking.
Then sensing me from behind the curtains. It scats!
Now this is another fox, which appears older. Possibly a parent of the above?
The other evening we caught it peering in from outside the front door - the next day I disturbed it lying in a flower border close to the property, and today I opened up the back door and it was looking over from the garden bench.
This one doesn't seem nervous at all. For a wild animal it seems very tame, and casually trots away up the steps to the top of the garden. Where the grass snake lives!
What is your view on urban foxes?
I would not leave food for them, or water, but to be honest I can tolerate them around our garden, for now anyway.
Foxes belong in the countryside, but it looks like they are in and around our living space to stay.
Once I get a whiff of any major damage around the place, Ill turf the Renardine out the shed.
So any urban foxes who happen to be out there.