DURING recent weeks there have been numerous letters to The Argus on the subject of foxes.
I have been watching them for about 30 years now, in particular their numbers and association with other animals both domestic and wild. Most evenings when I scan Southwick Hill I usually see two
or three pairs of eyes waiting to come down to get the scraps I put out for the wildlife.
I have seen badgers, foxes and cats feeding together on numerous occasions, never once have I seen a fox go for a domestic pet. However, I do have a picture of a badger and fox together.
Recently I have been contacted on several occasions regarding foxes being found dead close to back gardens for no apparent reason.
I can only assume that as they were described as being in extremely good condition they had probably been poisoned.
In one case a body was reported to me by a retired doctor who also could see no physical reason why the animal should have died.
There is a phone number to ring should a fox be found dead due to no obvious reason – 0800 321600 – which is the poisoned fox hotline.
Oakdene Crescent, Portslade