while I agree they’re beautiful creatures and look cute when they’re just dossing about in the sun, I’m not sure this couple are very wise encouraging one to hang around their garden and enter their house for a food reward.
1. the animals’s neophobia (wariness of anything new in it’s environment) is an important survival tool for an animal that is subject to predation by Man. By encouraging this fox to lose it’s wariness of people, they are actually endangering it in the long term
2. it is extremely foolish to encourage the fox to enter a house in expectation of finding food. By doing so, they risk the fox will seek to enter someone else’s house in search of food. Their actions are thus potentially puting other people at risk of attack