The Council advises the public not to feed foxes as this can result in increased populations, with foxes becoming familiar with human contact. Once familiarised, they may be more confident in approaching humans / visiting gardens when looking for food. This can create increased risk for the fox and can also be unwelcome behaviour from the perspective of some householders.
As they are wild animals they should be allowed to live with minimal interference where possible. They are important part of the natural ecosystem with their food source being insects, rats, mice and carcasses of dead animals. Foxes cannot be relocated to other areas such as the countryside as they would be vulnerable in a territory unfamiliar to them.
The Council removes carcasses of foxes from public areas such as public roads, footpaths and open spaces.