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Foxes are common in urban areas where they can damage plants and cause other nuisances in gardens.
A young fox. Credit RHS/Mike Ballard.
The European red fox is a scavenger and predator. It can have a very wide ranging diet, which may include birds and small mammals, as well as creatures such as earthworms and insects, including chafer grubs. They also eat fruits and scavenge discarded food.
How to tell if a fox has been active in your garden;
Additional information on living with foxes from the RSPCA
Once a countryside animal, foxes are now frequently seen in towns and cities, where they often occur at greater densities than in rural areas.
Like all animals foxes can suffer from a variety of diseases. If you find a dead or dying fox you can register and report it on the Garden Wildlife Health Website.
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