Pic: BANES Council

A Bear Flat resident reported on Face Book last month how she came face to face with a fox in the middle of Bath.
Julie Ingerfield noted: “Strolling along Pulteney Bridge late Friday evening en route to the station when a fox comes trotting right down the middle of the street. It took us a count of three to realise what we were seeing. He must have been a canny scavenger operating the Christmas Market circuit! A very special moment right in the middle of Bath.”
There have been reports across the city of foxes entering gardens, breeding in dens, being fed by residents and generally living as four legged brush tailed Bathonians.
Foxes are not a protected species and can under certain conditions be culled under terms in the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 (as amended).
To some they are vermin while to many they are an attractive member of Britain’s wild fauna. Organised fox hunting has declined in recent years – as the law has been tightened but the few remaining hunts continue to attract controversy – and Bath has its own group of hunt saboteurs who aim to disrupt hunts.
For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/natural-england and there is more here: https://foxproject.org.uk/

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