Though the fox is a flint for robust feelings in Britain, Vulpes vulpes are exceptional and exquisite animals which have managed to adapt to outlive in our human-dominated landscapes. Our final remaining predator is particularly busy within the winter: breeding, and in search of meals. Inhabitants densities are increased in cities, so chances are you’ll be extra prone to see foxes in city areas, however they stay in most rural areas too. There are few wildlife moments extra exhilarating than seeing a hot-poker fox dashing dwelling from an evening’s looking. If it has snowed the place you might be, look out for the spectacle of the ‘mouse pounce’. Cunning pads by the snow, pauses, twitches its ears and stands calmly, swaying, earlier than tensing up, squatting and springing all the best way into the air, then diving into the snow head and paws first, snow flying in every single place, as if it had jumped right into a packet of icing sugar.
Picture: Birger Strahl