Jimmy the urban fox - which is actually a female - turned up in the couple’s quiet back garden three years ago.
The feral vixen was emaciated, suffering from a serious case of mange which left her with painful scabs and bald patches. Maxine and Tony Hawker got some medication from the vet and mixed in into dog food and watched as Jimmy slowly gained strength and recovered by sunbathing on their lawn. The loyal nocturnal predator now returns to the Hawker’s detached home most nights for dinner - and evens wanders into the conservatory looking for its favourite dish. The vixen will skulk off with up to three pieces in her mouth at once - turning back to give them a cheesy grin - before taking some back for an orphaned cub it has adopted.