Fox found on 72nd floor of UK’s highest skyscraper
A fox dubbed Romeo has been found living on the 72nd floor of Europe's tallest skyscraper surviving off scraps of food left by construction workers.
Romeo spent two weeks roaming free and surviving on scraps of food left by builders at the 288 metre Shard building at London Bridge, which is still under construction.
The fox had managed to make his way to the top of the tower via the central stairwell.
Romeo was caught by Southwark Council pest control officers and taken to Riverside Animal Centre in Wallington where the hungry explorer was given a thorough medical and a few good meals.
He was then released back into the London Bridge area.
Ted Burden, Riverside Animal Centre founder said: 'We explained to him that if foxes were meant to be 72 storeys off the ground, they would have evolved wings.
'We think he got the message and, as we released him back on to the streets of Bermondsey shortly after midnight on Sunday, he glanced at the Shard and then trotted off in the other direction,' added Mr Burden.
Barrie Hargrove, cabinet member for transport, environment and recycling at Southwark Council, said: 'Romeo has certainly been on a bit of a jaunt, and proved rather elusive, but I'm glad our pest control officers were able to help out.
'He's obviously a resourceful little chap, but I'm sure he's glad the adventure is over and hopefully he'll steer well clear of skyscrapers in the future.'