Following the recent case where a young child was pulled out of cot by a fox there has been much media hype over the matter.
Urban foxes have been around for a long, long time. Indeed, I recall sitting at the busy A59/Hall Lane traffic lights by Maghull Town Hall not so long ago and watching a fox, bold as you like, trot across the A59. That was about 8.00pm in the evening.
I also saw one where my Mum and dad used to live in Sefton Lane, Maghull making its way through back gardens. This was 4 or 5 years ago at least and my Dad would often tell me that he had seen a fox in his garden going back many years.
Yesterday, at work, we got talking about this and a lady who lives in Melling told me that she often sees foxes about. But if you think about it the East Parishes part of Sefton is semi-rural so finding foxes in our communities is hardly a new thing.