Londoners are heartbroken at the sight of a lone fox curled up having had its home ‘destroyed’ by the council. The person posting the picture on Reddit said: “Was sleeping in the rain, they are neighbours of mine. Council cut the bush down probably because people are littering the place.”
Some forum users were keen to see the sad Fox play the guitar. They said: “I want to see them in a sand castle…….on a beach…with people sitting around it playing acoustic guitarz and bongos talking about, “cumbaya my lord. Cumbaya, cumbaya my lord, cumbaya…”
And it’s all to familiar for another Reddit user. One person said: “Similar happened to a family of foxes living in a garden that I could see from my flat. Developer came in an got rid of all the scrub, increasing the garden space by like 400%.
“Family of foxes still came by. I have videos of the three cubs and the mother (?) playing on the lawn and sleeping in the sun. Cutest little things I’ve ever seen. Hopefully they found a new suitable home.”
Unfortunately some people don’t take well to the furry creatures and instead choose the poison them. There are a few things to do if you suspect a fox of having been poisoned, according to the RSCPA.
The signs to look out for include dead animals like rabbits cut open and staked out as bait, and several dead animals close together, such as rabbits. Also keep an eye out for animals that have died suddenly for no obvious reason, and eggs in unusual places, possibly with an ink mark.
If you find an animal that you suspect has been poisoned, or find evidence of a pesticide that puts wildlife or pets at risk, contact the Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme Hotline on 0800 321 600.
This article by Rafi Mauro-Benady was first published by My London News on 11 January 2023. Lead Image: People were devastated looking at the fox curled up all alone (Image: James Warwick).
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