The Croydon cat killer case would not be the first time people had mistaken urban fox behaviour for something more sinister, said Bryant. Rather than focus on foxes, Scott said, we should look at the ultimate Croydon cat killer, the car.
The couple who first raised the alarm over the ‘Croydon cat killer’ have vowed to continue the search for a human culprit, and animal rights supporters have started a petition which demands the police reopen the investigation and tells officers: “Stop trying to turn foxes into evil creatures when they’re not.
And when The Independent asked, Ms Rising insisted the cat mutilation couldn’t be the work of scavenging animals like foxes. In July 2016 Snarl had reported that a fox cub found dead in Elmers End, Bromley, had been mutilated by a different killer, with a new MO.