THE feeding habits and the increase in size of the fox got me thinking about the food householders are putting out for them (Letters, March 19).

Burger scraps, bacon rind and chicken leftovers are all very well but quite fattening.

I have discovered recently that old “Ferdy”, a regular fox near me, is also quite happy to dine on a low-calorie diet, if presented to him.

I suggest finely cut fillet steak and lightly-steamed fresh fish; my experience has been that Ferdy will readily adapt to this diet.

In the long-term, I am sure this will help Ferdy from falling prey to obesity, a problem which is affecting a large proportion of the human population. This will help Ferdy stay leaner and fitter, and outsmart those who wish to persecute him.

L Hill, South Ferring, Worthing