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AN ADULT FOX IN full winter coat is a very handsome animal, as I was reminded recently when I was walking the spaniels in a field behind my house. We had disturbed its daytime hunting: it ran away, only to stop after 200 yards to stare back, assessing the risk we presented. If I had been armed with a suitable rifle that might have been a fatal pause, but I wasn’t, and all I could do was admire it.

Such a sighting was commonplace when I

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