Following on from the incident when an urban fox entered a house and apparently carried off a baby there were comments on BBC this am saying there were upwards of 30K or 300K urban foxes. I am sure it was the smaller figure. It was a quote from the mammal study gp in Bristol.
I just wonder where they pluck these figures from. There have been numerous threads on fox population size and from what is getting shot then if we are to believe the BBC then foxes should be extinct, which they clearly are not.
I suspect the actual numbers are far in excess of the current estimates, despite a lot of covert urban culling. I expect if we put our mind to it I expect we could find a dozeen in my town without much effort and that might only be a small % of the resident population.
it could well turn out there are more urban foxes than rural ones, because looking how many we are shooting they got to be coming from somewhere else.