WATCH: Family of wild foxes caught on camera in Ipswich garden

The mother fox has seven cubs who come to feed here

The mother fox has seven cubs who come to feed here - Credit: John Bendall

A nature-loving couple in Ipswich have captured charming footage of a mother fox and her cubs drinking water in their garden.

John and Karen Bendall live in Castle Hill and are long standing members of the RSPB, often seeing hedgehogs and other wild animals in their garden.

The mother fox drinking water from the tray left out by the Bendalls

The mother fox drinking water from the tray left out by the Bendalls - Credit: John Bendall

They were initially annoyed when the neighbourhood flowers got flattened and, suspecting a cat, they set up a trail cam to catch the culprits.

What they captured instead, was sweet footage of a mother fox and her seven cubs coming to feed from the water they had left outside.

Mr Bendall said: "We've seen the mother before and she's had about six or seven cubs each year.

The mother has been coming to the Bendall's garden for several years

The mother has been coming to the Bendall's garden for several years - Credit: John Bendall

A fox cub wandering through the garden

A fox cub wandering through the garden - Credit: John Bendall

"Low and behold when we watched the footage back we saw her and it is just beautiful to see nature doing its job.

"We try not to get too involved but put out water because we know she needs to feed her cubs — it was just gorgeous for somebody who loves our wildlife."

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The footage was captured on Tuesday, May 4.

A fox cub caught on the trail camera at night time

A fox cub caught on the trail camera at night time - Credit: John Bendall

The mother has been coming to the Bendall's garden for several years

The mother has been coming to the Bendall's garden for several years - Credit: John Bendall

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