Last Thursday morning as locals made their way along to Warwick Avenue tube station, they will have seen the shocking sight of a pair of foxes dead on the Clifton Villas crossing. Now its not immediately apparent why we have two dead foxes here – was it a “hit & run” accident? foxes fighting amongst themselves or even poisoned! At this stage it will be the murder mystery of the seasonal break or rather lockdown now in Little Venice. The police were at the site pretty quickly so will have had some initial records of what could be seen at the scene. So it will be interesting to see what they make of it. For example what type of crime it gets registered – presumably some sort of wildlife crime!
So when we have the usual discussion on fox hunting at the beginning of the new year, spare a thought of for what happened in Little Venice to a pair of foxes on the 17th of December. I don’t know if we have had similar incidents in and around London but this one is certainly a one-off in the old neighbourhood. While, we all know that they are a lot more foxes around in the City then is readily acknowledged has this become such a problem that people are taking matters into their own hands. So lets see what the Police investigation into this particular incidents tells us about the growing relationship between foxes in the cities and ourselves in the new year.