photos by mark smith and mark bridger who document, respectively, the fox and the deer who roam london and its suburban environs at night in search of food. the skittish deer tend dine on residential gardens, while the fox look for discarded take out which litters the streets. 

there are now 16 foxes for every square mile of london, who share sidewalks with pedestrians and raise cubs in people’s backyards. foxes have even sneaked into the houses of parliament, while another broke into buckingham palace, eating one of the queen’s prized flamingos. 

that said, a survey by the london based mammal society found that 80 percent of londoners liked having the fox around, with wildlife experts refuting the claims by some that the population of the animal is either growing or becoming more aggerssive in character.