The Anonymous Widower

Another Urban Fox Attack

There is a report of another fox attack on a baby. Happily, it doesn’t seem to be too serious and not outside the capabilities of the  NHS.

One of my friends is Korean and I asked him, if they get these sort of problems in Seoul.  he said that they don’t and he felt, there was many wild animals in the city except for rats and mice. This is confirmed by this post from a blog.

But how many other cities in other countries have urban animals, that aren’t always cuddly?

This is a story about wildlife in Berlin.

So it’s not just a British problem!

February 11, 2013 - Posted by | World | , , ,

8 Comments »

  1. Take out classic your English Shot Gun & shoot the Foxes . . . a Classic Tradition.
    Or let Prince Charles start hunting foxes with hounds . . . another English Tradition.

    Traditions came about, from genuine needs . . . the need is now.

    Comment by Steam Lover | February 11, 2013 | Reply

    • I wouldn’t be the first to take a shot-gun to the urban foxes. A friend, thinks her neighbour, a retired Army officer, does it!

      In some ways is the litter around High Streets from all the fast food joints. Here, where I live, the Council keeps the streets pretty clean of fox-attracting rubbish. But there are still foxes in the area.

      Comment by AnonW | February 11, 2013 | Reply

  2. Well, foxes are cuddly-looking and quite cute, aren’t they? That’s partly the problem – one of perception.
    There would seem to be two solutions to the problem of urban fox attacks:

    1) People should look after their children (and pets, too, I expect) very carefully, and not leave them in any space where they can be vulnerable to attack. Vigilance is the watchword.

    2) Those who like foxes, including animal-lovers like myself, should never feed urban foxes, as this only encourages them to move into a territory, and food leftovers should be recycled as “green” waste, not left in easily accessible bins for foxes to raid and snack from.

    Comment by Janice Mermikli | February 11, 2013 | Reply

    • I don’t like foxes, as when I lived in the countryside and had horses, They were a real pest and especially for those who kept chickens or pet rabbits. They used to break into the barns and would trash sacks of animal feed and general encourage the rats to get in, by making holes.

      If you keep horses, you generally don’t like rabbits either, as they tend to dig holes in fields, which a horse will put its foot in and sometimes break a leg. On the other hand, there is nothing in the countryside as magnificent as a hare. But they have never got anywhere near the centre of London for decades. Although muntjac deer could now be firmly established in Alexandra Palace. I haven’t seen them there, but I have seen what looked like their teeth-marks in the rag-wort.

      The next invader in London will be the otter. One was run over at Canning Town a couple of years ago, and they have made places for them in the Olympic Park.

      Comment by AnonW | February 11, 2013 | Reply

  3. Tally Ho . . . its the Royals . . . the Foxes are breeding in the Beautiful Gardens of London . . . espcially those Gardens attached to the Palaces & Govt Buildings

    Can’t You Picture Prince Charles, leading a Hunt . . . with the Hounds Chasing the Foxes, the Master of the Hunt . . . many great paintings of the 18th & 19th Century London . . . this would attract more tourists than the Changing of the Guard . . .

    Stop Animal Cruelty “Stop Foxes being Cruel to Babies” . . .

    Comment by Steam Lover | February 11, 2013 | Reply

    • Do you get this sort of urban wildlife in Oz? Are the dingos invading the cities?

      Comment by AnonW | February 11, 2013 | Reply

  4. Urban Feral & Domestic Cats [kill native animals], Urban Foxes are also living in cities. Wild Dogs [breeding with Dingos] are a menance to sheep & cattle in farming areas & national parks {Poison Baits 1080, spread by air, to control wild dogs}.

    Animal Lovers who love cute little foxes, have never seen the way foxes Kill Lambs or Kill Native Animals . . . This is why farmers continue to protect their Sheep & Shoot Foxes.

    Comment by Steam Lover | February 11, 2013 | Reply

    • Would you believe that despite living in the English countryside for nearly twenty years at the time, the first time I saw a live fox running free was in the outback of Australia at Goondiwindi?

      Comment by AnonW | February 12, 2013 | Reply


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