Residents of the Rolling Road/Windsor Circle area of Springfield, Pa. have been seeing a red fox use the neighborhood as its hunting grounds. One woman saw it eat a squirrel about 7 a.m. then kill another to carry off.
Lisa from Delaware County Animal Control removes a snapping turtle from beneath a truck on Windsor Circle, Springfield, Pa. about 5:40 p.m. today, June 28, 2010. The out-of-element reptile will be released in one of the bodies of water in the county she said. In back is Kristina Brotzman who reported the troubled animal. As noted, wildlife is thriving in this Philadelphia suburb.
If that’s not enough worry for the squirrels a hawk has also been hunting successfully in the area.
The area has also become infested with chipmunks and deer have been seen in front yards. These are not large sweeping lawns, people.
Thirty-five years ago this would not have been imagined. Nature was pigeons, sparrows and the occasional skunk or raccoon. Glaring signs warned people to stay out of Darby Creek, which has now become a destination for trout fishing.
So things have gotten better in some ways.
The fox may be cute, btw, but watch your cats and small dogs.