Wild, but not cunning

First published in Letters

NO Ken Holmes, foxes are not “cunning and evil”; those are human attributes which imply a degree of choice (Letters, February 18).

Foxes, like all wildlife, are just trying to survive in the increasingly unnatural world we are shaping. Yes, they are wild and need to be treated with caution, and in some cases disposed of, but there is only one species that regularly commits acts with “malice aforethought” against all creatures, including its own kind.

Dave Rice, The Village, Haxby, York.

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11:45pm Wed 20 Feb 13

twotonethomas says...

Well said Dave.

The trouble is that foxes are survivors, and humans hate survivors.

We can handle red squirrels, but not greys. We love otters but not mink and a waxwing is a sight to behold whilst a wood pigeon is a pest.

And some people wonder why I prefer animal company!
Well said Dave. The trouble is that foxes are survivors, and humans hate survivors. We can handle red squirrels, but not greys. We love otters but not mink and a waxwing is a sight to behold whilst a wood pigeon is a pest. And some people wonder why I prefer animal company! twotonethomas
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