Reader's Photo: Garden visitor

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Pete Taylor kindly sent us this photo which he shot in his garden in Fulshaw Park, Wilmslow on Wednesday, 2nd August.

Pete said "We seem to have a vegetarian fox - it's quite happy to eat wind-fall plums and apples (I keep the Cumberland sausages for myself)!"

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Fenton Simpson
Tuesday 8th August 2017 at 12:35 pm
A great photo Pete!

Foxes do tend to eat a lot of fruit (berries and windfall apples) at the end of summer and into Autumn, I assume to stock up on the calories to cope with the winter.

They also bury eggs for later, if the raid a hen house and there is a glut of eggs. I found a an about 6 inches down in on of my flower beds once.

We do seem to have a healthy population of foxes and rabbits in the village.
Pete Taylor
Wednesday 9th August 2017 at 9:40 am
Thanks Fenton, I didn't know they were omnivorous! Incidentally this is a Wilmslow fox, not an Alderley reynard, although no doubt he/she could easily jump over the Whitehall Brook.

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