Learning from domesticated foxes

| July 31, 2011

The Dog Zombie has posted an interesting roundup of research comparing domesticated foxes with their wild cousins. It’s worth a look if you’re interested in what makes the domesticated foxes different.

Rescued fox…

| July 30, 2011

I’m not entirely convinced by the wisdom of this, but the video is good: Rescued fox reared with pet dog (BBC News)

A few links…

| July 5, 2011

Now, where was I? Oh yes… back in May, oops. June is a very busy month here at Fox Towers, sorry! Fox rescued from manhole in Manchester: BBC story Hydrotherapy for injured fox: BBC story

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 […]

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…