A photographer has been taking pictures of natural landscapes of Lake Van in Turkey, when he spotted a fox. As soon as he had zoomed in, he realized that there was also a white stray cat nearby. At first, it looked like the fox was about to snack on the cat. But moments later, things got an unexpected turn. The photographer was stunned. We are glad he captured this incredible sight. We, humans have a lot to learn from these cuties! Please, SHARE these cuties’ message.
Foxes are mysterious creatures. They are related to wolves, jackals, and dogs, but they are not pack animals. While raising their young, both parents stick together: the male brings food, while the vixen stays with the pups; otherwise foxes hunt and sleep alone.
One of the most fascinating things about a fox is her similarities to a cat. Like the cat, the fox is most active at night. It even has similar vertically oriented pupils that allow to see in dim light. Just like a feline, a fox hunts by stalking and pouncing on its prey. It also has sensitive whiskers and spines on its tongue. Just like a cat, a fox walks on its toes. To top it all – many foxes have retractable claws that allow them to climb. Some foxes even sleep in trees.
Another amazing fact about foxes – they use the earth’s magnetic field to hunt. According to New Scientist, the fox sees magnetic field as a “ring of shadow” that darkens as it heads towards magnetic north. When the prey’s shadow and sound line up, it’s time to attack. Birds, sharks, and turtles also have this “magnetic sense.”
According to the latest discovery, foxes might have been around humans longer than dogs. In 2011, archaeologists opened a grave in a 16,500-year-old cemetery in Jordan to find the remains of a man and his pet fox. This was 4000 years before the first-known human and dog were buried together.
Ever wondered what does a fox say? Foxes make around 40 different sounds, and you can actually hear them all if you Google it.