The rare and mysterious black fox, believed to bring bad luck to anyone who sees it. So why did we choose to name our metalcraft business after this animal? Not really sure now! I think they’re really beautiful creatures but their distinctive white tipped tail and thick black fur led to them being bred for their fur and any in the wild were hunted almost to extinction. I think maybe the element of mystery and legend surrounding them also attracted us.
A rare sighting was reported earlier this year; sadly the animal in question was found dead only a few days later. After studying it scientists believe it may have been a cross between a silver fox and a racoon dog, native to Russia. Possibly brought over here as a pet, the animal may have escaped. Here is a link to the BBC article on this sighting: