An entire family of foxes destroyed a family’s dream garden after they moved in.
Zoe and Dan Hunt live with their two daughters Amber, eight, and Millie, five in Ashton, Bristol.
Watch the seven foxes who have moved in a family’s garden
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The family-of-four have become prisoners in their own home after seven foxes – two adults and five cubs moved in.
The foxes have destroyed their garden by tearing up the grass and pooing all over the place.
The couple said they have spent thousands of pounds renovating the garden and they are scared for their kids’ health.
Zoe said: “Everyone on Facebook says they are really cute and it’s true – but they are also flea-ridden and poo all over the garden. We paid thousands to have composite decking and fake grass – now it’s being trashed by a family of foxes.”
“There’s not a lot we can do – advice online says they will leave in the autumn. They are ruining the fake grass. I have to go out with marigolds on and pick the poo up so the girls can go out and play.”
“But I can’t keep on top of it because the foxes are always running riot. They now come out at anytime of day because they feel comfortable.”
The couple said they had installed artificial grass, a play area for the children and the composite decking area but the foxes have destroyed everything.
The couple’s daughters have stopped playing in the garden as the foxes always roam in their garden.
Zoe said her daughters also witnessed a drowned fox cub in their pool. She said: “The girls went out into the garden and discovered the lifeless cub floating in their paddling pool. They are scared to go into the garden now and I’ve got six weeks of school holidays coming up.”
The family is now just waiting for autumn when the foxes are likely to leave but if they don’t, they are planning to contact the RSPCA.
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