Native to the British Isles, the red fox is now widespread throughout mainland Britain. Invasive species, foxes easily adapt to new environments and new areas.
After the First World War, foxes migrated into urban areas of the UK and this was mainly due to a change in people’s lifestyles. Rural foxes quickly urbanised and benefited from food sources and shelter in the relatively large gardens, from compost heaps, bird-tables and garden buildings.
Foxes are now urban animals and have become used to living near to people and successive generations have spread inwards towards city centres.