We don’t usually feature canids on this website, but this is an exception, for reader Dominic has spotted a mother fox and three kits in central London:
Usually my ‘wildlife’ in central London is confined to herring gulls, lesser black backed gulls, cormorants on the canal at Kings Cross, and some other small birds. However, today I can trump your bonking squirrels (which we have as well!). Just as I was about to leave work at about 4.30 p.m. I spotted a family of three fox cubs and their mother in the enclosed old garden at the back of the library right in the middle of the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, only a few hundred yards from Kings Cross! Luckily I had my camera with me (I have learnt from Amy saying that she missed a great photo opportunity recently), and I attach one of the pictures. I managed to get some video on the camera as well. There was a pair of magpies there as well, and one cub was playing with them. The magpies were quite happy with the foxes who made no serious attempt to catch them. I thought you might enjoy the picture!’
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And their fur was perfect.