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Urban Foxes

David Parnell can eliminate your fox from just £90.00, full consultation and survey is recommended. You can arrange your detailed inspection and quotation by calling David today on Freephone 0800 118 2101 or 07761 373 060.

Urban foxes have increased dramatically over the last 10 -15 years but with the huge quantities of rubbish bags adorning our street is it any wonder why?

Unfortunately, many people find the defecation in gardens and rubbish torn from bin bags just too much to tolerate. Is it now time to act against the urban fox?

Q: Can a live caught fox be relocated elsewhere?

A: This is a question I am often asked and in a word the answer is No.

Here is why this is the case:

Urban foxes have evolved to become scavengers from dustbins, compost heaps and bird feeders etc. where food is both plentiful and easily obtained. Having to find, stalk and catch its prey in the countryside is a very different and challenging skill. Finding a local water source also presents a further problem.

Foxes are extremely territorial so our relocated fox will be met with immediate conflict and without a suitable home to use as a bolt hole its chances of survival are seriously hindered.

Relocating a problem fox from one urban area to another is considered both reckless and unprofessional not only forcing the nuisance onto someone else to deal with but also leaving the animal to face severe territorial aggression and uncertainty.

Transporting a trapped wild animal for even the shortest period of time causes it unnecessary distress and suffering. Such practices are in contravention of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 it is a criminal offence to either cause unnecessary suffering and/or fail to provide for the welfare and needs of any domestic or captive animal. Under the Act, if any animal under human control is abandoned and subsequently unable to fend for it the person responsible will have failed to ensure its welfare and has therefore committed an offence. If suffering has actually occurred then a further offence has been committed under the Act’s provisions of unnecessary suffering. The maximum fine for these offences has now been increased from £5,000 to £20,000.

Having the animal ‘put down’ is therefore legally considered the most humane method of dealing with a trapped fox.

You can arrange your detailed inspection and quotation by calling David today on Freephone 0800 118 2101 or 07761 373 060.