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.
Fox patrolling the grounds at Kew Gardens.
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.
Squirrel disturbs a sleeping urban fox on the roof of a garden shed.
A woman having a close encounter with a fox at Kew Gardens.
A stretching fox in a garden.