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The history of urban foxes
Foxes first colonized our cities in the 1930s. At that time land was cheap, and large areas of semi-detached suburbs were built in the period leading up to World War II.
Foxes then colonized other, less favorable, urban areas, and are now found in all parts of London right down to the city centre. Foxes are still most abundant in parts of the city where 1930s semi-detached or detached housing exists, here foxes attain densities several times of those seen in rural areas.
Fox foraging for food
For most towns and cities, the fox population reached its carrying capacity (i.e. the maximum number of animals the habitat will sustain) many years ago. Contrary to popular belief the population is stable, with no significant increases or decreases.
Are you troubled by foxes?
Foxes in an urban area can cause a range of reactions amongst residents, some loathe them others love them.
This website deals with some of the problems caused by urban foxes and gives some practical advice on how to alleviate or possibly eliminate any such problems. You can then decide on how much time and energy you wish to invest relative to the scale of the problem.
Are urban foxes different from rural foxes?
No, they are the same species, very often the same animals.
Foxes born in London do move to other areas while other foxes living outside the city will commute into the edges to feed at night.