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Foxes love to walk past No. 10 Downing Street, London: photos

In London there is someone who, for years now, has wanted to occupy Number 10 Downing Street without being elected. We are talking about foxes, which have been passing quietly in front of the black door of the British Prime Minister's house for a very long time now, and on several occasions.

Already since the time of Theresa May these wild animals were seen passing in front of the door of the house. In 2022, the house cat, Larry, was even in the world's newspapers for chasing one of these foxes away from the house.

Evidently these foxes are very curious, and not afraid of anything at all, as they periodically attempt to settle in the home of the most powerful person in the UK.

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Foxes love to walk past No. 10 Downing Street, London: photos
In London there is someone who, for years now, has wanted to occupy Number 10 Downing Street without being elected. We are talking about the foxes, who for a very long time now, and on several occasions, have quietly walked past the black door of the British Prime Minister's house.
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Foxes love to walk past No. 10 Downing Street, London: photos
Since Teresa May's time, these wild animals had already been seen passing in front of the house door. In 2022, the house cat, Larry, was even in the world's newspapers for having chased one of these foxes away from the house.
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Foxes love to walk past No. 10 Downing Street, London: photos
Evidently, these foxes are very curious, and not afraid of anything at all, as they periodically try to take up residence in the home of the most powerful person in the UK.
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Foxes love to walk past No. 10 Downing Street, London: photos
These photos were all taken in different years, and depict many foxes periodically making a 'pilgrimage' to Downing Street.
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Foxes love to walk past No. 10 Downing Street, London: photos
Fox hunting was a popular sport in England, the country where it has its roots. The beginning of this culture stems from controlling the increasing population of these animals in the 1500s.
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Foxes love to walk past No. 10 Downing Street, London: photos
In Scotland, at the beginning of 2023 for example, a fox hunt that had lasted for 252 years said goodbye, following a government ordinance banning the killing of wild animals with the use of packs of dogs. The name of the traditional hunt was the Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire Hunt.
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Foxes love to walk past No. 10 Downing Street, London: photos
According to information on the web, there are as many as 150,000 urban foxes in English cities. An incredible number, one for every 300 inhabitants. In London in particular there are 16 per square kilometre. Bornemouth tops the list with 23 per square kilometre.
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Foxes love to walk past No. 10 Downing Street, London: photos
The reason for the large number of urban foxes is the large presence of suburban vegetation. Indeed, it is well known that English towns and cities are full of parks and gardens.
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Foxes love to walk past No. 10 Downing Street, London: photos
The increase in fox numbers is also due to the urbanization of the countryside. In addition, foxes are animals that are so adaptable to situations, and English cities, are perfect for the presence of rats, worms and mice in gardens.
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