Arctic Fox Stranded On Iceberg Saved By Passing Fishermen

Arctic Fox Stranded On Iceberg Saved By Passing Fishermen

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Arctic Fox Stranded On Iceberg Saved By Passing Fishermen

“We seen something on the ice. Wasn’t sure what it was. So we got up closer to it. It was a little fox, Arctic fox. And he wasn’t very big. He was soaking wet, and the gulls was trying to pick at him.”

A passing crab boat spotted an arctic fox stranded on an iceberg 7km off the shore of Labrador, Canda and decided to help the poor little guy. CBC reports the crew tried to pull the fox onto their boat but it was too frightened to relent so they used their boat to knock the mushroom shaped ice platform formation into the water and then used a net to fish it out of the frigid waters. Once onboard, they put the fox into a plastic tub and fed him Vienna sausages. 

“He probably only had another day or so on the ice floe, or it would have foundered. And the way that the wind was, the ice was probably never going to go back into land. He’s a pretty lucky guy.”

images from Alan Russel submitted to CBC 

 

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