For several months I had photographed this urban dog fox, who I affectionately named Billy. During that time I had built up a rapport with him so that he became completely comfortable in my presence. I was able to walk around with him whilst he was on his daily routine navigating through the city. For an urban fox he has a relatively big territory occupying a city park, schools and many busy streets near the centre of the city, so tracking him down wasn’t always an easy task.
While en route early one morning I spotted the Billy on the side of the road so parked my car and slowly got out armed with my camera. He was walking along a raised footpath to the side and level with the roof of my car. To my amazement he launched himself across from the path and landed right on top of my car. I had to think quickly and decided to position myself at the front of my vehicle, emphasising the size of the bonnet and including the cityscape in the background. Once he’d had his fun walking around all over my car he jumped down and then scent marked one of my tyres. I had seen fox foot prints on cars in the past but never seen it first hand until this exciting morning.