EXTRAORDINARY footage of foxes who appear to be “boxing” each other for a tasty meal was captured on a doorbell camera.
The two adult foxes can be heard making aggressive noises with their mouths open, ready to bite.
However, when the battle was over, both foxes retreated without either feasting on the loot.
The footage was shot by Steven Chapman from Brighton, whose garden is visited by badgers and foxes every night.
His ring doorbell video, recorded in his garden, shows a group of badgers and four foxes having food.
Steven, 59, said: “It was strange to see the foxes fighting on their hind legs. I think they fought over food.
“I’ve had my Ring Camera for about a year to keep my property safer and when I checked the footage I saw badgers and foxes visiting my yard to drink from my pond.
“I started putting out food for them and now they come every night. I was visited by four badgers and four foxes at the same time – the foxes are suspicious of the badgers and tend to keep their distance.”
Steven said that in one instance, seven badgers also visited his yard, including four adults and three young.
His garden borders a wooded area with farmland nearby, and his other frequent visitors include hedgehogs, bats, and a variety of birds.
Steven said, “Not everyone is going to treat them kindly, but one night when I left my front door open, my son found a fox cub inside waiting to be fed.”
A Ring spokeswoman said the footage shows how the devices can be useful for making discoveries throughout gardens.
She said: “It’s great to see that Steven’s garden has become such a sanctuary for the native wildlife and that, apart from the occasional confrontation, the animals seem to get along quite happily.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20622526.foxes-captured-boxing-brighton-garden-battle-food/?ref=rss Foxes have captured ‘boxes’ in Brighton garden in a fight for food