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Urban foxes spotted in Folkestone Harbour

Normally, a fox can only be seen as a flash across the road, or on night-time cameras sneaking through the garden.

However, this wasn't the case for one particularly adventurous pair, who were spotted enjoying the weather on a rocky outcrop in Folkestone.

Two foxes were seen sunning themselves in the harbour. Photo: Alan Leigh
Two foxes were seen sunning themselves in the harbour. Photo: Alan Leigh

Quick-thinking photographer Alan Leigh managed to grab some photos of the vulpine explorers as they sunned themselves on the East Head rocks.

He said: "I was walking along the Folkestone coastline on Saturday and while walking around the perimeter of the harbour car-park, heading towards the harbour arm and the Pink House, I noticed what at first glance appeared to be two dogs on what I have been told is the East Head.

"I thought it would be a good photo opportunity and snapped away, when I zoomed in on the pictures I realised that they were in fact foxes.

"It was a surprise, because I've never seen foxes in that kind of environment before.

"They seemed very content laying on the rocks enjoying the sun, they looked like they were very healthy, with the wind was blowing drying their fur making it shine in the sun.

The animals 'seemed very content'. Photo: Alan Leigh
The animals 'seemed very content'. Photo: Alan Leigh

"Hopefully the foxes continue to enjoy their new surroundings and and offer more photo opportunities in the future."

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