|One of my neighbourhood foxes coming out from his front door.|
|He is a well-dressed fox.|
The London fox prefers living in leafy residential areas where there are large gardens and plenty of space to roam. I do not know what they live on, but definitely not pets, nor am I aware that they make a special point of scavenging in rubbish bins; when I see signs of that my impression is that it could as much be the work of a dog or a cat. But there is plenty of food lying about and also people like to put out food for foxes.
|This fox I followed round and round when he was not following me.|
Environmental scientists say that foxes are ideally suited to city life. It is not a case of why would they want to live in cities, rather why not? They are found in every habitat from the deserts of North Africa to the Arctic Circle. London is just another habitat.
The foxes I know are quite tame. This summer one strolled across my garden in the evening and came to the patio table where I was sitting with friends and casually enquired for something to eat. When I see them in the street I sometimes follow them and they follow me; we go round and round in circles, the fox not sure if I am chasing him or trying to give him dinner.
|Having given up on dinner from me, he moves off.|