John Bryant, a pest control consultant who specialises in foxes, said the attack did not sound like typical fox behaviour.
He said: "They will walk into houses, walk round, mess on the bathroom floor and sometimes sleep on the bed if people are not around.
"It just doesn't make any sense to me."
So why exactly wouldn't a hungry, scavenging predator, who'd lost all fear of man... well, you know the rest. What manner of pest control consultant is this? Dear reader, I googled him.
J Bryant doesn't kill or even remove foxes:
Humane deterrence techniques allow the nuisance animals to remain in their territory, but ‘educates' them to either change the behaviour that is causing a problem, or to avoid the location or property where they are causing a nuisance.
Presumably, he would get close enough to apply any homeopathic remedies that might be needed, clearing up an outstanding query. Though I don't expect he'll be doing so much business now:
Since the incident pest controllers set fox traps in the back garden of the house. A fox was discovered in one of the traps on Sunday night and was destroyed by a vet.