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Fox populations are relatively stable and self regulating according to the availability of habitat and food. Foxes are classed as wild animals, not pests, and the Council has no statutory powers or legal rights to eradicate foxes on private or other land.

Foxes can be a nuisance at times, particularly during the mating season but the problem of fox noise is seasonal and lasts for just a couple of weeks.

Foxes will sometimes tear rubbish sacks apart and leave the contents strewn all over the street. However, other animals, including pet cats and dogs, can be responsible for doing that too.

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