Book review: Fox In Your Garden, Doreen King

| September 30, 2010

Fox In Your Garden, Doreen King, pub. Kingdom Books 2000 This is an accessible guide to what you can expect if you have foxes in your garden, with plenty of personal anecdotes throughout alongside the information, plus photographs and illustrations. Doreen King runs a wildlife rescue centre in Essex and obviously has plenty of experience [...]

Hairballs

| September 23, 2010

No photos for this one, and perhaps you should be thankful… Those of you with cats and dogs will doubtless have had the joy of clearing up after your pets when they’ve decided to eat some grass and then vomited. I hadn’t realised that foxes would do the same thing, but I suppose it makes [...]

Fox’s nest

| September 21, 2010

Our foxes have built themselves a nest! … okay, not quite. What they have taken to doing is hanging out on top of our shed, soaking up the autumn sunshine. (What is this “nocturnal” of which you speak?) As I type, two of them are up there, curled up peacefully. They do add an autumnal [...]

Day of Action

| September 18, 2010

Today is the Save-Me Campaign‘s Day of Action for British wild animals. Please take a look at their site and, if you support keeping the ban on fox hunting firmly in its place, contact your MP to make them aware of that. I will be, since the MP for Fox Towers apparently supports repealing the [...]

A new visitor to Fox Towers

| September 17, 2010

I am convinced that there is a sign somewhere on our property which says “Fox Gourmet Restaurant – This Way”. Or, possibly, “Owner Of This House Is A Soft Touch” – like the signs that the Roma or hobos are reputed to leave. Either would be true, in any case! On Monday morning, I had [...]

Wrestling

| September 4, 2010

After several weeks of mostly seeing only one fox in the garden, we seem to have numbers 2 and 3 back as regular visitors, at least when there’s food around. I’m wondering whether someone else locally might also have been feeding them (or other wildlife) and has recently stopped. Yesterday evening all three were chasing [...]

Feeling a bit limp

| September 2, 2010

One of the fox cubs — not Ears, who is still resident in the garden as far as I know, but one of the other two cubs who still occasionally visit the garden for food — has been limping over the last few days. He or she (let’s fix on “he”, otherwise this entry will [...]