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Red Fox copyright David J Slater

Fox 02





Red Fox copyright David J Slater

Fox 06



Hurray for the fox, long may it hunt rabbits and other "vermin" in peace.  They are an absolute necessity to maintain a good ecological balance within the countryside.  They are actually the farmers' friend.  They are able to control to their own population and do not need culling.  During Foot & Mouth when all hunting stopped, the population of foxes actually declined.  Unnatural killing of foxes promotes more breeding via a little understood process called population rebound or compensatory rebound effect, presumably involving pheromones.


Photographs from the British Countryside.




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