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.