Ellie Custy certainly had a most alarming experience when she woke up in bed to find a fox nibbling her toes (News Shopper, July 2).

What was most disconcerting was the RSPCA spokes- man’s remarks, which are so out of date and out of touch with reality.

Bexley Council sent a questionnaire on foxes to every resident and an alarming trend which emerged was the number of these animals entering homes, mostly in summer when doors and windows are left open.

Foxes no longer fear human beings. They no longer turn tail and run.

A fox bit five people in Mousehole and there can be no doubt a serious incident involving a young child will occur.

The RSPCA needs to get its act together.

Douglas Walters

Halfway Street