Keep your Hands off our foxes

| March 18, 2011

Conservative MP Greg Hands is at it again, in his ongoing attempt to have foxes reclassified as vermin so that councils would be able to organise culls. Hands originally asked much the same question in 2006 (and indeed he received much the same answer). At present, there is nothing stopping individual landowners dealing with “problem [...]

Living the high life

| February 24, 2011

Fox found living at the top of the Shard skyscraper (from BBC News) We’re in a bit of a holding pattern here at Fox Towers, waiting to see if we’ll be hosting a family of cubs this year; there are plenty of foxes still visiting the garden for food, and one of them was sunbathing [...]

Discouraging foxes

| February 11, 2011

Should you want to discourage foxes from entering your garden, there are many ways of doing so. The Fox Project has a list of many of them (under their “Deterrence” heading). But there are more unusual ways of keeping foxes away from your livestock; it may not be within everyone’s budget, but have you considered [...]

Window-licking, again

| February 2, 2011

Aha! My foxes are not the only ones who lick windows…

Pairs of foxes

| January 26, 2011

The Bad Witch has been fox-spotting in her garden — at this rate I’ll be subcontracting the writing of this blog to her (Although I think she is being a little optimistic about one of the foxes being noticeably pregnant; it’s a bit early for that, yet. We’ll probably find that said fox has been [...]

Odds and ends

| January 14, 2011

I know, I know, a bit quiet here at Fox Towers lately. The humans are getting back into work, and the foxes… well, they’re definitely still visiting the lawn for their dinner, although I’m not sure we have any in residence just now; they’ve not been leaping out of the bushes as soon as the [...]

Foxes eat too much junk food

| December 18, 2010

With a hat tip to @jamesgraham on Twitter, foxes are now apparently eating too much junk food…

More adoptable foxes…

| December 14, 2010

Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue, who are based in Camberley in Surrey, have let me know that they too have adoptable foxes available. I’ve added them to the list…

A furry gift for the festive season

| December 13, 2010

We are moving in to what is, in some circles, known as the Primary Gifting Period (according to Bill Bailey, anyway). If you’re me, that means a reasonable amount of time racking your brains as to what to buy the person who seems to have everything — or, worse, the person who says “Oh, I [...]

A different type of urban animal

| December 8, 2010

OK, and people are worried about foxes? In Chicago, they have coyotes… http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2010/12/08/131876027/60-wild-coyotes-patrol-chicago-and-occasionally-stop-at-convenience-stores