Hello to…

| June 12, 2010

… anyone who heard me on the Stephen Nolan show on Radio Five Live last night. The topic was whether urban foxes should be culled; Peter Oborne, columnist, and Neil Hamilton, former UK MP, were putting the case that they should, and I was acting as counsel for the defence, for the foxes. I mentioned [...]

A day in the sun

| June 11, 2010

You remember the sun, don’t you? It was that thing in the sky that we saw at the end of May and which vanished almost immediately we hit June. Ah well — have some photos of foxes in the sun to make up for it. These are from 20th May and, as usual, click on [...]

For those of you who Tweet

| June 11, 2010

… we’re now there as @gardenfoxwatch.

Bigger, better, longer, more…

| June 11, 2010

… videos, that is. I promised links to some of the longer HD videos yesterday (well, actually I promised to post them yesterday, but you can’t have everything), and here they are. The first one is of some very relaxed foxes pottering about on the lawn. The second and third are actually two parts of [...]

That hose is never going to menace anyone again

| June 10, 2010

Apparently snakes are in a global decline. I can exclusively reveal that it is in fact the fault of urban foxes (well, why not, we’re blaming them for everything else at the moment). I startled the fox cubs earlier on by opening the back door and going out to find out exactly what they were [...]

And now, in colour…

| June 10, 2010

My new still camera also takes video. I wasn’t expecting anything special — I’ve had a point-and-shoot camera that also does video for a number of years, but I thought I’d give it a go. HD video, you say? At sufficiently good quality to make me look longingly at packages with better upload bandwidth? Why [...]

We’re not the only ones with foxes…

| June 9, 2010

… well, not that that was any great surprise The Bad Witch has posted to her blog about an acrobatic fox cub in her back garden, with a link to some cute video too…

Rough and tumble

| June 8, 2010

The 19th May was obviously a bumper day for photos — below is the second half of that day’s haul. The cubs were feeling particularly frisky….

Foxes vs humans

| June 7, 2010

Many of you (in the UK, at least) will have seen the report of a fox attacking two babies in east London. There is some discussion here on the BBC News site about how unusual this is. Perhaps the foxes in Hackney are bolder than those around here — several people seem to be describing [...]

Making the lawn their own…

| June 4, 2010

Well, perhaps not quite; the cats still stroll around earlier on in the day, before the foxes come out for their constitutional around 2.15 pm. They’re quite regular about that; emerge and lounge around on the lawn for a while, sunbathe, possibly indulge in a little chasing one another round the pond, and then head [...]