Mum puts brakes on fox at­tacks

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A MUM has been forced to FENCE IN her car to stop it be­ing at­tacked – by FOXES.

Stunned Jeanna Emer­son, 55, thought pranksters were tar­get­ing her Peu­geot when the brake ca­bles were cut TWICE in just two weeks.

And she was shocked when po­lice foren­sic ex­perts re­vealed the cul­prits were foxes.

An­i­mal ex­perts told Mrs Emer­son that foxes like the sweet taste of brake fluid and are crea­tures of habit – caus­ing them to at­tack her ve­hi­cle six times.

The mother, from Lanc­ing, West Sus­sex, tried park­ing the car in a dif­fer­ent spot but the foxes re­turned.

She now pro­tects her car by wrap­ping chicken wire around it ev­ery time she parks.

Mrs Emer­son said: “There are of­ten three or four of them sit­ting there look­ing at it but they don’t know what to do now.

“They have be­come do­mes­ti­cated and do not fear hu­mans.”

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