Watch: Baby Arctic Fox Steals Mans Fish

Watch: Baby Arctic Fox Steals Mans Fish

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Watch: Baby Arctic Fox Steals Mans Fish

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In Labytnangi, Russia, a small arctic fox came up to this fisherman while he was ice fishing. The guy scared the tiny fox away from his fish many times, but he kept returning for more. The fisherman eventually gave up and let the white fox take his fish.

The Arctic fox, or Vulpes lagopus, is a tiny fox found all throughout the Arctic tundra biome and endemic to the Arctic areas of the Northern Hemisphere.  It has evolved to survive in frigid climates, and its thick, warm fur serves as insulation and disguise. A big, fluffy tail is one of its distinguishing features. Most wild animals don’t make it through their first year, but a select few may live for up to 11 years. Its length is between 46 and 68 cm (18 and 27 in), and it has a rounded contour to keep in the heat.

Lemmings, voles, ringed seal pups, salmon, ducks, and seabirds are only few of the prey items for the Arctic fox. The animal also consumes carrion, fruit, seaweed, insects, and other tiny invertebrates. During the mating season, arctic foxes couple off and raise their pups together in elaborate burrows. From time to time, relatives outside the immediate family unit may pitch in to help with child-rearing. The Arctic fox’s natural enemies include eagles, wolves, bears, foxes, and even polar bears and grizzlies.

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