Have you seen a country fox this year?
In previous years our team have explored the lives of urban red foxes in our towns and cities but this year we're on the trail of their shyer, more elusive country cousins.
But at the moment they are really giving us a run for our money. I've seen a couple of young families in chance encounters over the past couple of weeks, but none in ideal filming locations.
It could be that some families are later than usual due to the fiercely cold winter we had, or we may just be missing them, and we'd really like your help.
Have you seen any country foxes with cubs this year? Is their earth in a fairly open area or in a woodland clearing? Have you seen more or fewer foxes than usual? We'd love to hear your stories, especially if you've spotted spring cubs. If you've taken photos or video of them, even better.
Remember it's only foxes in a rural setting we're interested filming this year, NOT urban foxes or those in suburban gardens.
Update 1 June 2010: Many thanks for all your help and information here. An amazing response. We've now found the country foxes we need for this series. We're still on the look out for black foxes so if you've seen any please let us know.