'There's a fox under my bed' - Woman flees home and calls fire brigade in London Road, Norbury

A fox hid under the woman's bed while she was watering plants in her garden

A fox hid under the woman's bed while she was watering plants in her garden

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A wily fox proved to be a tough assignment when a tearful woman asked firefighters to chase him out of her bedroom.

The woman, believed to be about 35-years-old, ran from her home to Norbury fire station at about 12.30am today after seeing the animal under her bed.

Several members of the fire station's blue watch went across to her flat in Radnor House, London Road, to chase out the fox.

Instead of going straight out of the bedroom it ran into the wardrobe and it took the crew about 20 minutes to get the animal out of her home.

The firefighters were in the flat for about 20 minutes.

The fox is thought to have got in the home earlier that night while the woman was watering her plants outside.

Are you the woman who had the fox under her bed? Call the newsroom on 020 8722 6353 or email rfisk@london.newsquest.co.uk.

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10:17am Tue 17 Jun 14

christhegoth says...

If you give them a bite to eat they won't see you as an enemy.

You can tame Foxes, & they make wonderful friends ( not pets, more visitors ).

Considering how they get rid of rat infestations having a family of Foxes as a friend is certainly good for your garden.
If you give them a bite to eat they won't see you as an enemy. You can tame Foxes, & they make wonderful friends ( not pets, more visitors ). Considering how they get rid of rat infestations having a family of Foxes as a friend is certainly good for your garden. christhegoth
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3:49pm Tue 17 Jun 14

emelem says...

i wish one would come in our house! seems all our local ones have vanished tho :(
i wish one would come in our house! seems all our local ones have vanished tho :( emelem
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1:39pm Wed 18 Jun 14

ANNE GILES says...

Why on earth was she scared of the fox? Totally harmless.
Why on earth was she scared of the fox? Totally harmless. ANNE GILES
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3:33pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Spice75 says...

stupid women !
stupid women ! Spice75
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6:57pm Wed 18 Jun 14

motomoto says...

@christhegoth.......
if you give them a bite to eat ?.......This is where all of the problems start !.......when people interfere with the balance of nature and start feeding vermin !.........many fox lovers will have you believe that human beings have torn down and invaded their natural habitat......this is complete and utter nonsense........foxe
s have come from the country side into towns and city's because it's easier to get a meal without the need to hunt and more so from people like yourself who WRONGLY choose to feed them !
Twice last night ( firstly at 1.20am then secondly at 3.10am ) i was disturbed by a fox that was in my back garden.........i have no objection to the fox being in my garden as long as it's using my back garden as a toilet or making noise.........the stupid idiot decided to twice scratch at my back door which in turn sent my staffordshire bull terrier mad........my dog was simply guarding her owners home...... my dog wouldn't calm down until we had let her into the back garden to investigate and very throughly she investigated too !........next time foxy won't be so lucky if the hound get's it in her jowls.........and before anyone comments on the breed of dog that i have.......it's the fox that's the problem........not the owners........nor the dog who was simply guarding her home !!!!
@christhegoth....... if you give them a bite to eat ?.......This is where all of the problems start !.......when people interfere with the balance of nature and start feeding vermin !.........many fox lovers will have you believe that human beings have torn down and invaded their natural habitat......this is complete and utter nonsense........foxe s have come from the country side into towns and city's because it's easier to get a meal without the need to hunt and more so from people like yourself who WRONGLY choose to feed them ! Twice last night ( firstly at 1.20am then secondly at 3.10am ) i was disturbed by a fox that was in my back garden.........i have no objection to the fox being in my garden as long as it's using my back garden as a toilet or making noise.........the stupid idiot decided to twice scratch at my back door which in turn sent my staffordshire bull terrier mad........my dog was simply guarding her owners home...... my dog wouldn't calm down until we had let her into the back garden to investigate and very throughly she investigated too !........next time foxy won't be so lucky if the hound get's it in her jowls.........and before anyone comments on the breed of dog that i have.......it's the fox that's the problem........not the owners........nor the dog who was simply guarding her home !!!! motomoto
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6:59pm Wed 18 Jun 14

motomoto says...

*not using my back garden as a toilet !
*not using my back garden as a toilet ! motomoto
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7:04pm Wed 18 Jun 14

christhegoth says...

@motomoto: What do you think your house is built on? Of course you've entered their turf.
@motomoto: What do you think your house is built on? Of course you've entered their turf. christhegoth
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10:26pm Wed 18 Jun 14

motomoto says...

@christhegoth.......
being the fact that my house is victorian it was built straight on top of the earth......no foundations just footings.......if you go into bits of
"croydon countryside" e.g. selsdon nature reserve or farthing downs you will not see any foxes........why ?........because they are all in town ON MY TURF
as you like to call it looking for an easy meal with minimal effort !
next you will be pulling the "mental health card" out and telling us that fox's
have mental health issues !.......under your direction perhaps we will see fox's
claiming housing benefit and turning up at food banks.......lol !
@christhegoth....... being the fact that my house is victorian it was built straight on top of the earth......no foundations just footings.......if you go into bits of "croydon countryside" e.g. selsdon nature reserve or farthing downs you will not see any foxes........why ?........because they are all in town ON MY TURF as you like to call it looking for an easy meal with minimal effort ! next you will be pulling the "mental health card" out and telling us that fox's have mental health issues !.......under your direction perhaps we will see fox's claiming housing benefit and turning up at food banks.......lol ! motomoto
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9:04am Thu 19 Jun 14

christhegoth says...

@motomoto: So you don't want abandoned kebab cleaned up & rats kept under control?

A viewpoint I freely admit I do not understand.
@motomoto: So you don't want abandoned kebab cleaned up & rats kept under control? A viewpoint I freely admit I do not understand. christhegoth
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7:47pm Thu 19 Jun 14

motomoto says...

@christhegoth come to think of it i haven't really seen many abandoned kebabs on the pavements recently and i put it down to the fact of what they cost and people must be eating them rather than wasting them.
as for the rats we have pest control officers and jack russels.............
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@christhegoth come to think of it i haven't really seen many abandoned kebabs on the pavements recently and i put it down to the fact of what they cost and people must be eating them rather than wasting them. as for the rats we have pest control officers and jack russels............. . motomoto
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7:47pm Thu 19 Jun 14

motomoto says...

@christhegoth come to think of it i haven't really seen many abandoned kebabs on the pavements recently and i put it down to the fact of what they cost and people must be eating them rather than wasting them.
as for the rats we have pest control officers and jack russels.............
.
@christhegoth come to think of it i haven't really seen many abandoned kebabs on the pavements recently and i put it down to the fact of what they cost and people must be eating them rather than wasting them. as for the rats we have pest control officers and jack russels............. . motomoto
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2:47am Fri 20 Jun 14

emelem says...

Have another rose', motomoto. After that remember foxes are wild animals, just like humans. Who does more damage, day by day? And which would prefer crapping in "your garden" (non human animals dont recognise land deeds), a fox or some drunk guy? Who would you or your dog prefer to find under your bed? A fox or some drunk (or even sober!) guy? Think about it. Really.
Have another rose', motomoto. After that remember foxes are wild animals, just like humans. Who does more damage, day by day? And which would prefer crapping in "your garden" (non human animals dont recognise land deeds), a fox or some drunk guy? Who would you or your dog prefer to find under your bed? A fox or some drunk (or even sober!) guy? Think about it. Really. emelem
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2:54am Fri 20 Jun 14

emelem says...

emelem wrote:
Have another rose', motomoto. After that remember foxes are wild animals, just like humans. Who does more damage, day by day? And which would prefer crapping in "your garden" (non human animals dont recognise land deeds), a fox or some drunk guy? Who would you or your dog prefer to find under your bed? A fox or some drunk (or even sober!) guy? Think about it. Really.
Ps jack Russell. Two l's, not one. And way to stereotype a dog! Any dog is only as vicious and ignorant as its owner, but I digress...
[quote][p][bold]emelem[/bold] wrote: Have another rose', motomoto. After that remember foxes are wild animals, just like humans. Who does more damage, day by day? And which would prefer crapping in "your garden" (non human animals dont recognise land deeds), a fox or some drunk guy? Who would you or your dog prefer to find under your bed? A fox or some drunk (or even sober!) guy? Think about it. Really.[/p][/quote]Ps jack Russell. Two l's, not one. And way to stereotype a dog! Any dog is only as vicious and ignorant as its owner, but I digress... emelem
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2:58am Fri 20 Jun 14

emelem says...

Back to the article at hand, tho.. Why call the fire brigade? Why not a wildlife rescue? Genuinely curious.
Back to the article at hand, tho.. Why call the fire brigade? Why not a wildlife rescue? Genuinely curious. emelem
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10:44am Fri 20 Jun 14

motomoto says...

@emelem......have another rose ?.......talking in riddles will get you nowhere
and how on earth would a drunk guy manage to gain access to my back garden ?........is he going to attempt to climb over my garage and risk breaking his neck as well as getting chewed up by my dog in order to have a crap in my garden ?.......and there is no chance of finding one under my bed
as he would have to get past an angry hippo (my wife) which will result in said drunk having severed limbs and the mutt will finish what she doesn't
do !
@emelem......have another rose ?.......talking in riddles will get you nowhere and how on earth would a drunk guy manage to gain access to my back garden ?........is he going to attempt to climb over my garage and risk breaking his neck as well as getting chewed up by my dog in order to have a crap in my garden ?.......and there is no chance of finding one under my bed as he would have to get past an angry hippo (my wife) which will result in said drunk having severed limbs and the mutt will finish what she doesn't do ! motomoto
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