Two dead foxes lay side-by-side in horrific pavement display in London Road, North Cheam

Sutton High School pupil Helen Stephens spotted the foxes in North Cheam

Sutton High School pupil Helen Stephens spotted the foxes in North Cheam

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Pedestrians were shocked to see the macabre sight of two dead foxes laid out among flowers on a North Cheam pavement.

Teenager Helen Stephens, who is taking part in the Sutton Guardian's Young Reporter scheme, spotted the grisly scene opposite St Anthony's hospital in London Road.

She said there was no indication of how the animals came to be there.

Helen, 14, said: "I was really shocked when I saw it.

"My immediate reaction was to wonder why someone would do something like that.

"I wondered if someone had done it out of respect or as a message to tell people to be more careful.

"It looks like the flowers had been left there purposefully, it can't just have been by chance."


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12:06pm Tue 13 May 14

Mr Flange of Wallington says...

So your young reporter was slightly foxed by the scene?
So your young reporter was slightly foxed by the scene? Mr Flange of Wallington
  • Score: 20

2:29pm Tue 13 May 14

alroutemaster says...

Rest in Peace poor foxes, probably more victims of man's fatal fascination with the car and speed......
Rest in Peace poor foxes, probably more victims of man's fatal fascination with the car and speed...... alroutemaster
  • Score: -3

7:27pm Tue 13 May 14

Krissi says...

I have seen this kind of thing before looks like a mated pair got hit and died they usually seem to stay close to each other - hubby saw the same a few years back the male he saw first, then noticed the female beside him sad, they sometimes get as far as the pavement- or even into a hedge before they die of their injuries - as for the flowers well they do it for human victims of road accidents I can see no wrong in it
I have seen this kind of thing before looks like a mated pair got hit and died they usually seem to stay close to each other - hubby saw the same a few years back the male he saw first, then noticed the female beside him sad, they sometimes get as far as the pavement- or even into a hedge before they die of their injuries - as for the flowers well they do it for human victims of road accidents I can see no wrong in it Krissi
  • Score: 1

9:40pm Tue 13 May 14

emelem says...

People who find this funny are the exact kind the world needs less of.
People who find this funny are the exact kind the world needs less of. emelem
  • Score: 3

5:48pm Thu 15 May 14

TkAk15 says...

What about when they kill Innocent Babies!!!
What about when they kill Innocent Babies!!! TkAk15
  • Score: -16

5:54pm Thu 15 May 14

emelem says...

Humans kill FAR more innocent babies than foxes do. Look it up.
Humans kill FAR more innocent babies than foxes do. Look it up. emelem
  • Score: 14

5:57pm Thu 15 May 14

emelem says...

Ps- the world could do with a lot less ignorant people, too. Just sayin'...
Ps- the world could do with a lot less ignorant people, too. Just sayin'... emelem
  • Score: 0

10:48am Fri 16 May 14

Noddyblanket says...

TkAk15 wrote:
What about when they kill Innocent Babies!!!
Don't actually know of any that have have killed? They have been 'accused' of attacking babies, but could well be a cover up for the doing a family dog in my opinion. Humans cause far more mess and destruction than any animals do.
[quote][p][bold]TkAk15[/bold] wrote: What about when they kill Innocent Babies!!![/p][/quote]Don't actually know of any that have have killed? They have been 'accused' of attacking babies, but could well be a cover up for the doing a family dog in my opinion. Humans cause far more mess and destruction than any animals do. Noddyblanket
  • Score: 0

11:52am Mon 19 May 14

froggieg says...

i dont believe that case of the fox suspected of killing a baby,probably their own dog, too many people hate foxes and are quick to blame them for anything. people who think two dead foxes is fun or a joke are sick,and karma is on its way to you.
i dont believe that case of the fox suspected of killing a baby,probably their own dog, too many people hate foxes and are quick to blame them for anything. people who think two dead foxes is fun or a joke are sick,and karma is on its way to you. froggieg
  • Score: 0

7:44am Tue 20 May 14

sfocata says...

TkAk15 wrote:
What about when they kill Innocent Babies!!!
You will of course be providing evidence of this claim...?
[quote][p][bold]TkAk15[/bold] wrote: What about when they kill Innocent Babies!!![/p][/quote]You will of course be providing evidence of this claim...? sfocata
  • Score: 0

2:07pm Tue 27 May 14

G_Whiz says...

Would they look any better left in the road. Repeatedly squashed until their insides are on show? No.

Well done to the flower giver!
Would they look any better left in the road. Repeatedly squashed until their insides are on show? No. Well done to the flower giver! G_Whiz
  • Score: 1

11:28am Wed 28 May 14

Simon Attwood says...

Being caring is now considered horrific .... go figure....
Being caring is now considered horrific .... go figure.... Simon Attwood
  • Score: 1

12:58pm Thu 5 Jun 14

jswan1 says...

It is a very unusual scenario but foxes are pests anyway so I'd rather see one dead than alive.
It is a very unusual scenario but foxes are pests anyway so I'd rather see one dead than alive. jswan1
  • Score: 16

11:07am Fri 6 Jun 14

emelem says...

Humans are the true "pests" causing far more destruction and murder than foxes ever could.
Humans are the true "pests" causing far more destruction and murder than foxes ever could. emelem
  • Score: -3

11:42am Fri 6 Jun 14

sfocata says...

Indeed - "pest" is an arbitrary term, like "weed", based purely on specific human expediency. Nature has pretty amazing powers of self-regulation... if a species is there, it's because the ecosystem will support it. Change one part of the system artificially and you unbalance the rest.
Indeed - "pest" is an arbitrary term, like "weed", based purely on specific human expediency. Nature has pretty amazing powers of self-regulation... if a species is there, it's because the ecosystem will support it. Change one part of the system artificially and you unbalance the rest. sfocata
  • Score: 0

4:48pm Mon 9 Jun 14

CosmosLondon says...

A bizarre sighting, but as one person said - better than leaving them in the middle of the road where they could do more damage to people's cars. It's bad enough with the pot holes everywhere!

The less foxes around the better, they are nuisances who rip open bin bags and make loud noise throughout the night. Cull them I say.
A bizarre sighting, but as one person said - better than leaving them in the middle of the road where they could do more damage to people's cars. It's bad enough with the pot holes everywhere! The less foxes around the better, they are nuisances who rip open bin bags and make loud noise throughout the night. Cull them I say. CosmosLondon
  • Score: 16

10:10pm Mon 9 Jun 14

emelem says...

Humans leave trash everywhere and make noise through the night, shall they be "culled" too?
Humans leave trash everywhere and make noise through the night, shall they be "culled" too? emelem
  • Score: 2

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