That said, at present we don't keep hens ( I do miss keeping hens!) so for now, as long as I can keep "my" stag beetles as safe as I can, I will tolerate the presence of these vulpine varmints.
This morning my eldest boy witnessed the local dog fox ooch about by one of the holes it has dug under our "western border" at 06:20am (yes, like his father, he rises at sparrowfart too) and the dog was followed by one of his cubs (probably) ten minutes later.
Both clips can be seen on the short video below.
I have no idea how the next few months let alone the next few years will pan out (if it was solely up to me I'd be on a plane to New Zealand ASAP after this pandemic), so currently I(we) have no immediate plans to restock our chicken run with birds - and therefore, for now, I will continue to tolerate our foxes. For now.
(With all that in mind... even I think the cub looks pretty sweet in the clip below!).