"They are getting out of control in towns and should be culled.Really?
Let’s go to the ‘Mail’, surely the best source for ‘ravening foxes endangering human life’ stories:
An ambulance worker told yesterday how a fox crept into her house through the cat flap and attacked her.*gasp*
Have they turned maneater? What would attract a fox into a house anyway?
Miss Page, who keeps chickens in the garden of her ground-floor flat, had woken early on Sunday to the sound of her back door rattling.Ah. Right.
Fearing it was a burglar, she jumped out of bed and went downstairs. Seeing the fox dash under the stairs, she ran to her kitchen to grab a weapon – and the fox followed her.
She said: ‘It was a young fox, maybe a year old, but it was mangy and crazy looking. I think it might have chased one of my cats in so thank God it didn’t get hold of them.You know, I’m wondering if the fox – frightened, cornered – was the only mammal in the house making an earsplitting din…
‘It looked starving and desperate. I was between it and the exit and there was a stand-off. It was screaming like a baby being hurt, it was one of the worst noises I have ever heard.’
‘My cats were terrified on top of the freezer so I went to try to push it back out but it came at me and snapped its jaw shut round my left index finger.You attempted to handle a wild animal you’d trapped in your house, and you are surprised you got bitten?
‘I felt the pain immediately, but grabbed the fox round the scruff of the neck and chucked it in the garden.’
And how badly were you hurt?
Miss Page, from Worthing, West Sussex, wrapped a tea towel round her finger and drove straight to hospital. ‘Blood was pouring from my finger,’ she said. ‘The tip was hanging off and it was so mangled the doctor could not stitch it.Luckily, we aren’t left to imagine this ghastly wound, as Tammy has been photographed for the papers proudly displaying her ouchie boo-boo.
I’ve had worse papercuts…
Still, could have been worse, Tammy. As Mark Wadsworth points out, it could have been armed.