I have just read the article on the front about Bobbie Harris losing his pets to foxes.

I also tried last year to get some response from the council having lost shoes from my door step, had numerous piles of excrement all over my property and the last straw having my motorbike seat bitten into as the foxes ripped the cover off my bike to get the already- chewed saddle bags.

As I said, I thought this was the last straw, until my husband borrowed a Triumph Speed Triple 1,000, which also had its seat bitten into.

This all on the back of previous articles about foxes entering homes and growling at residents.

To tackle the problem, my choices were; trap them in baited cages and have each cage taken away once filled.

How long would that take? Or bait an area for a couple of weeks then have a marksman in my house for an evening and have them all shot.

Both options had a cost to me of a few hundred pounds.

And this after we had already spent money repairing the motorbikes.

While I wouldn't advocate fox hunting and wouldn't like to think this article was trying to do so, I am sick of the council advising us to remove the food source as there is no food source on my property and it doesn't stop them peering through my French doors.

One last word to Ali Harris: don't bother getting a dog. In my experience (or should I say my dear old Jasper's) it'll catch mange from the foxes!

Name and address supplied