A FATHER was shocked to see a fox in his young son’s bedroom.

Sudesh Jeewon saw the ‘distressed’ young fox sitting beside a laundry bin as son Roshan, seven, slept on a mattress on the floor.

The accountant said he was not afraid and calmly picked up his son and left the room.

The animal is thought to have got into the house via a catflap – and Mr Jeewon said he believed it had been in the house before.

The owner of a fox rescue centre said the story was ‘highly unusual’ – and said foxes only posed a threat if cornered into a state of panic.

It comes after widespread publicity about injuries to two babies caused by a fox which got into a house in north London.

Mr Jeewon, of Earl Close, said he went upstairs at about 12.30am on Wednesday after hearing a noise.

The 49-year-old said: “As I went into the room I saw movements under the bunkbed and thought that a neighbour's cat has got into the house and had come upstairs.

“I could not believe my eyes when I saw myself looking straight into the eyes of a fox.

“It was obviously distressed as I had inadvertently blocked its way out and was hiding behind a laundry basket under the bunkbed.”

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Rashon and mother Naz at his bedroom.

He ‘immediately’ got the Crown House School pupil out of the room. He said he was ‘really scared for my son’ – but the fox was ‘more scared than I was’.

Mr Jeewon, married to accountant Naz, 49, said he opened the window to let the fox out over the conservatory roof.

He said: “We did notice some droppings a week ago on the floor a week ago and we thought it was from the kittens the next door neighbours recently bought.

“To think that a small fox would get into our house is completely new to us.”

The dad-of-three said the catflap had been blocked after the death of the family cat but the fox must have forced it open in search of food.

He said wanted to ‘warn people who may have smaller children as was the case with a family in London a few weeks back’.

Isabella Koupparis and her twin Lola were sleeping in their cots at their home in Hackney when they were attacked on 5 June.

But Penny Little, who runs Little Foxes rescue centre near Thame, said foxes are ‘extremely timid’ animals and would not attack people.

She said: “The reason the injuries happen is not because the fox is an aggressive animal who is looking for trouble but because it is a panicky animal.”

Mr Jeewon acted ‘very sensibly’ and it was ‘not typical behaviour’ for a fox to enter a home.

Jude Clay, spokesman for the RSPCA, said: “Foxes are wary of people and would normally run away to avoid adults and children.

“They will learn to trust people who are not causing them harm and may appear quite bold – but this is unlikely to be a sign of aggression.”

Foxes can be deterred by removing food supplies, shelter and securing gardens, she said.

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