The BBC Springwatch presenter is already on record for favouring insects and bats over domestic pets.
Now he’s come to the defence of the urban fox and, as for accounts of them attacking humans, he simply doesn’t believe them.
He told Radio Times that fears the animals had ‘gone bad, attacking everything’, were without foundation.
‘Validated assaults on dogs and cats are nonexistent, except under exceptional circumstances,’ he said. ‘And as for attacks on humans – I’ll be necessarily diplomatic – I don’t believe it.