Interestingly (at least I think so) the common U.K. fox controls its own numbers based mostly on territory but also on resources available. The population is much more stable than human population.arcadianagain wrote:On the other hand foxes are vermin. They stole my pet duck and chicken and gave my dogs mange. Support hunting.
Researchers have not found any credible link of infection between foxes and dogs. Both cats and dogs will avoid contact with foxes and vice versa. Foxes have lived with man almost since man has existed, and whilst living comfortably around us they are not drawn to cities but simply unoccupied space from their own species.
I actually love to see foxes in either a rural or city environment, they simply add to the diversity, complexity and enjoyment.
I can fully accept that to a farming community they could be vermin and equally accept that farmers will want to control their numbers. No issue!
Fox hunting on the other hand is simply barbaric.......