So there's one fox attack per year and suddenly the BBC and Boris Johnson are making out like it's a huge problem and calling for a culling on foxes.
In 2012 there have been 6450 dog attacks that have ended in hospitalisation.
No-one has been killed by foxes, whereas eight children and six adults have been killed in dog attacks since 2005.
Where is the public outcry for the culling of dogs?
According to the NHS the numbers of bites reported break down like this.
Over 80% - dogs
Under 15% - cats
Over 5% - humans
And now with this one attack 0.01% - foxes
From this we understand a) foxes make safer pets than dogs and b) humans are more likely to eat their own children than foxes.
More to the point, the fox attacks over the past three years have been on children inside their own bedroom. This means that all three foxes have managed to negotiate external doors and windows, internal doors (including spring-loaded fire doors) and the doors into the children's bedrooms. So foxes have evolved either wings to fly through the children's upstairs bedroom windows or opposable thumbs . . . or the parents aren't being entirely honest.