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Picture: Fox soaks up the sun - on a car roof

The fox, pictured sunning itself on the car roof. Picture: Bill Simpson

The fox, pictured sunning itself on the car roof. Picture: Bill Simpson

  • by ANGUS HOWARTH
 

EDINBURGH’S foxes are, for the most part, elusive creatures, venturing out after dark to scavenge for food.

But the recent spell of sunny weather prompted this bold fox to take in the sun’s rays - on top of a parked car.

Bill Simpson snapped the wily creature soaking up the sun on top of the vehicle in the Tytler Court Gardens car park, in the Abbeyhill area of Edinburgh.

Recent reports, such as incidents of foxes entering residential houses, have become more common despite fox experts confirming that this is not typical behaviour.

In October 2010, a man had his nose and fingers bitten off in a suspected attack by a fox as he lay unconscious in an Edinburgh cemetery.

And earlier this year, conservationists urged authorities not to go ahead with a planned cull in the Scottish capital as fears grew that the number of foxes in the Lothians had climbed into the thousands.

 

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