Urban Foxes: And the Chances of being Bitten While you Sleep

Urban Foxes: And the Chances of being Bitten While you Sleep

Following recent cases in which children have been bitten by foxes as they slept in their cots, concern over urban foxes has grown. But is the danger to people real or merely perceived? Are we at any significant risk of being bitten as we sleep? Some have suggested that foxes, after generations of living near humans, have become bolder and more aggressive.

Yet the fact remains that attacks on humans are extremely rare. There have been only a handful of incidents over the last decade compared to 1,500 serious attacks by dogs. In reality the chance of being bitten by a fox while you sleep is virtually nil. Of course a fox is still a wild animal and should be treated as such. No one would recommend hand feeding one for instance or trying to corner one if you do find one in your home. If you are concerned about leaving doors and windows open at night for fear of a fox wandering in, or have a fox living in your garden, consider installing a about pet screen.

They can be fitted to windows and doors as an effective deterrent against foxes, while at the same time keeping out pesky flies. As well as keeping unwanted visitors out screens or mesh can also help to keep track of your family pet while also allowing air to circulate freely. Despite newspaper headlines warning of an explosion in the urban fox population, there is no real evidence to suggest this. In fact, an epidemic of sarcoptic mange has reduced their numbers in many cities. Urban fox numbers vary throughout the year from around 250,000 in winter to 600,000 in late spring when the cubs are born. The most likely reason for a fox to visit your garden is in the search for food. The removal of any source of food and ensuring that your bin is shut securely will help to prevent an unwarranted intruder in your home. For further information on how to deal with urban foxes please see here.

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