The second black fox to ever be spotted in Britain died just days after it was spotted by an amateur photographer.
According to legend, the black fox is an omen of bad luck, but on this occasion it seems it was the animal whose luck ran out.
‘It’s really sad that it has happened, especially as it so rare,’ said Mr Moore, from Bassingbourn.
‘I’m so pleased I saw it when I did and got the pictures when I did.
‘Now I have seen the fox close up there is no doubt it was a black fox and it was a female.
‘I think I may have seen a second black fox but I’m not sure if it was a cub or the male. I’m hoping it wasn’t a cub as I’m not sure it would survive if the mother is dead.’