Thursday, 9 October 2008

For Fox Sake

UPDATE: The Worcester Park Blog is setting the news agenda once again with The Sutton Guardian running a half-page story on the fox issue and the debate raging on this fair blog. See page 9 of this week's Sutton Guardian - and do continue to add your comments to the original article below!

I'm fed up with it - the screaming at night, bins being tipped over, turds left on the lawn. With locals behaving like that, it's a wonder the foxes haven't upped and left Worcester Park.

But our four-legged furry fiends are in plentiful supply. So surely nobody would feed and encourage these vermin?

Well, Sutton Council is more than happy for you to do so, according to the fox Q&A page on their website:

"Should I feed the foxes?

If you want to, yes; there is absolutely no reason why you should not feed them, and many people derive a great deal of pleasure from feeding the foxes in their garden. But do not feel that you have to feed them because otherwise they will be short of food. This is not true."

Proof according to the anonymous e-mailer who sent me this anonymous tip off (not terribly anonymously because her name shows in the 'From' field of the e-mail) that Sutton Council is "made up of total loonies, who appear to give more rights to smelly foxes than humans".

Not sure I would go that far, but I certainly wouldn't feed the foxes.

Would you?