The Red Fox is one of the more common large mammals that live at Wellington. With wide-ranging territories and large family groups, they can be seen in all parts of the college estate. From scavenging in bins in the quads to catching ground-nesting birds on the heath and in the woods, they are highly skilled and adaptable hunters and live up to their reputation of being cunning.
There are several fox dens on site at Wellington and, in addition, there is a regular flow of foxes in and out through the boundary fence adding to the population as well.
The size of a small dog with a long bushy tail, they are almost impossible to mistake for anything else. Often the only evidence they have been around is their faeces which they very kindly leave in the most inconvenient places!