Urban foxes roaming the streets of London

Ayres Street, Southwark – By Duncan Harris from Nottingham, UK (Fox Trot) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Today, Britain is home to about 33,000 urban foxes, with about 10,000 of them living in London. As Britain’s suburbs pushed deep into the fox’s natural habitat many foxes in turn headed for the inner city.
They have adapted well to these environments, taking advantage of man-made features such as houses and gardens. For food, they take advantage of food thrown away by humans. In some cases, human residents will feed foxes that frequent their local area. In this sense, a relationship has been established in which foxes have become comfortable toward the humans who do not much mind the presence of the foxes.


An urban fox, possibly with mange, of the City of London Cemetery, in Newham, London.

By Acabashi (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Fox patrolling the grounds at Kew Gardens.

By Daniel Case (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Phillip Perry [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The foxes can often be seen running up and down the road at night, but it is rare to see them during the day. This is a shot through a front room window as the fox ran across the drive of the the house opposite.

By Tony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK (Urban FoxUploaded by tm) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

By Dan Davison from Rochford, England (urban fox) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Squirrel disturbs a sleeping urban fox on the roof of a garden shed.

By Tony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK (Urban Fox meets SquirrelUploaded by tm) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

By Cristian Bortes from Cluj-Napoca, Romania (Kew Gardens – London – September 2008) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

A woman having a close encounter with a fox at Kew Gardens.

By Daniel Case (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

A stretching fox in a garden.

By Tony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK (Urban Fox 2Uploaded by tm) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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7 thoughts on “Urban foxes roaming the streets of London”

    1. That’s probably because the council don’t provide enough bins and don’t send the collection trucks often enough. Here in the UK, Theresa May is saving all that money and using it to line the pockets of her rich friends.

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