Yesterday whilst on route to work I saw a dead tagged fox on the hard shoulder of the M5 SB by J18a.
I reported it to the mammal gp at Bristol Univ and whilst on their web site took a look at the fox section. According to the British mammal soc surveys they put the adult fox population at 225,000.
Thinking about it and the fact than my buddy and I shot about 100 foxess a year going out once a week and we normally see far more than we shoot . If there were 100 people in Glos doing the same it would be 10,000 per year. If this was reflected nationwide and taking into the amount killed by traffic, dogs and by other means then surely foxes would be exctinct in UK.
On monday we didn't shot a fox but saw 4 in a couple of hours so despite our best efforts there are still plenty about ( they were all adults)
Clearly the poulation is much bigger than current estimates, but how big I ponder?