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Foxes, Lots of them!


I thought we were being burgled last night, crunching foot steps, and knocks and bashes at 3am. I got out of bed put the dressing gown on and walked down stairs expecting the worst. I peered outside to see three foxes, all standing on the roof of a car ( a small nissan micra ) fighting over some food that one of them had found. Even when I opened the front door, they all stood there on the car just looking without really careing and just carried on.    By the time I had come back with my camera to record this event, they had sloped off, one was on the neighbours shed, another in the road and the other had gone somewhere else. The fox I photographed saw me and walked over to see what on earth I was doing.

A Fox in Loughborough Junction

I dont know about you, but I have never seen so many foxes in Loughborough Junction / lambeth, they must be doing very well. Personally I find them threatening, bold, off hand etc etc and I wish that Lambeth would take it upon themselves to do something about the numbers. Clearly fox hunting is out, and that is probably why the council can not be seen to be culling them.

What do you think of the foxes?

Click here to see what Lambeth advise. Foxes in Lambeth


Author: loughboroughjunction

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2 thoughts on “Foxes, Lots of them!

  1. We have a fox family resident in our collective back gardens. This year their litter of 5 have all survived and have grown into adulthood. This has meant very destructive behaviour damaging plants and fences and they are far less timid than in previous years. I contacted Lambeth Council(Public Protection Department in Wanless Road) who are unable to do anything other than helpfully suggest that to destroy foxes scents just water any area a fox has been with a water detergent mix. They did however send an RSPCA leaflet entitled “living with foxes” which is what I guess we have to do until their rapid population rise outnumbers us, They survive in this area because of the large amount of discarded take away food and wrappers.

    There is a useful fox calendar in the leaflet. In October “fox families start to break up and spread out into new territories” presumably the young fncy a home in a nissan micra!

    December is when battle really commences “foxes defend their territories as the mating season approaches”

    But if you think we have it bad – spare a thought for East Dulwich- see this link:


    Well the chattering classes of ED always have talked up the desireability of their neighbourhood and their delightful designer houses. It seems this may have backfired as foxes appear to aspire to the same!

  2. Bring on the hunt – and they can have some of the local tom cats while they’re at it.

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