Romeo is the name the builders have given this cheeky little fox. He was found living in the UK’s tallest skyscraper, the Shard on the London’s South Bank.
He was picked up on the 72nd floor of the 945ft high building and has apparently been surviving on the scraps of food left by builders. He was checked over (and from his photo he looks in pretty good nick!) and released nearby as foxes tend to live in family groups with a joint territory.
PS English pedants will know that the line from Shakespeare actually means why are you called Romeo not where…but I couldn’t resist!
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Our Mr Fox at the bottom of the garden may be a lot cleverer than I first thought! Scientists have discovered that foxes may use the Earth’s magnetic field to judge the distance of their prey.
Foxes leap high into the air and jump on top of their prey, and the team in Germany noted that foxes nearly always jumped on their prey facing North East. They think the fox sees a ring of ‘shadow’ on its retina that is darkest facing magnetic north and uses this to judge the distance of its prey.
I’d been wondering where our garden fox family had disappeared off to. Although I’d seen plenty of tracks in the snow…the foxes themselves were keeping warm and hidden somewhere! So, here’s the old man in the family who popped up yesterday (I think to scrounge for Christmas left overs!).
Photos by Suzie Pipes ©
Well, there’s one good thing about the snow, I’m using it to practice spotting wildlife by the criss-crosses of tracks left in our garden. It’s quite interesting to see how our foxes wander around…much closer to our house than I thought! See what’s been meandering in your garden with this handy Animal Tracks identifier.