Rail­way sight­ings

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Our Wild World -

Richard Smyth’s re­port (Drought, Oc­to­ber 2018) sug­gested that last sum­mer was a bad time for foxes, but my sight­ings sug­gest the op­po­site.

I am a train driver, work­ing mainly be­tween Cleethor­pes and Manch­ester Air­port. In an av­er­age year, I will see about 130 foxes. How­ever, I had recorded 126 by early Oc­to­ber, with an ex­plo­sion in num­bers be­tween June and July. I ex­pect 2018 will prove to be a bumper year – it may have been ex­tremely hot, but it cer­tainly didn’t stop the foxes from keep­ing up ap­pear­ances on my route! David White­head, Rother­ham

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