News and views from north Bristol's urban village

Wednesday, 27 September 2006

The Great Escape(r)

Fluffy the rabbit knows no fear. Not even when visited by our local urban fox looking for an easy meal.

Our neighbor was woken last week by the sound of a fox trying to turn over Fluffy's hutch in our front garden. The rabbit won the day, thankfully, and the fox went away empty.

There are over 30,000 foxes living in Britain's towns and cities. Leafy suburbs such as Westbury on Trym make ideal habitats. Our proximity to green areas such as Blaise Castle Estate, Henbury Golf Course and the Trym Valley in Southmead make this part of Bristol a particularly popular location for these nocturnal mammals.

In the meantime, it's extra rations for the rabbit and extra bricks to keep the hutch weighted down at night. I'm not about to conduct another pet burial.

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