A fox cub coming to people so they can help him

After centuries of being hunted for sport, foxes might have good reason to be wary of humans. But sometimes, when in desperate need of help, these oft-maligned animals evidently suspect that there are still enough good people willing to lend a hand.

In this video, apparently originating from Russia, several men are approached by a young fox that had gotten its head stuck in a jar. Though these animals in wild usually go to great lengths to avoid us, hours or perhaps days of no food and water may have driven this desperate creature to find assistance anywhere it could.

The orignal video was filmed in portait, but Reddit-user mrswarvey was kind enough to make it more easily watchable:

After being freed from the jar, the animal quickly scurries back into the forest, disoriented but seemingly still in decent shape. There's no telling how old the kit is, but the fact that it was foraging for food suggests that it is no longer dependent on its mother, hopefully improving its outlook for those of us concerned.

While this particular fox was lucky to find kindhearted folks to rescue it, humans are ultimately to blame for the dire straights it found itself in. Particularly in Spring, as a new generation of animals begins venturing out in search of a meal on their own, improperly disposed of food containers present an enticing opportunity. Sadly, however, such jars and packages can easily become lodged around an animal's neck, preventing them from eating or drinking.

And although humans are often around to help, one suspects that most animals aren't so lucky.


Responses to "Fox with head stuck in jar approaches humans for help (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for helping that fox. Good people DO exist. Good Karma to you.

  2. Anonymous says:

    That was Awesome! Thank You for helping one of God creatures. Happy Father's Day.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Friendly russians.

  4. sally says:

    Thank you for helping the fox. It was so cute how the fox approached you for help.

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  7. Unknown says:

    Nice to know there are people who do care

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  9. Unknown says:

    Thank you!

  10. Anonymous says:

    "Humans are ultimately to blame..."

    Oh the drama of the evil humans and their jars. There are a hundred things he could've got his head stuck in. Lesson learned for the fox.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I liked the way the fox briefly turned and looked at the men as if he/she was giving them a quick little "Thank you" :) Enjoyed that video!

  12. This is wonderful !The poor animal must have been desperate ,to make this last ditch attempt.Brave little fox....

  13. Anonymous says:

    THANKS for helping the little guy Poor thing,


  15. Unknown says:

    That's great that they helped this poor critter but humans are sometimes to blame for leaving these kinds of things out in the wild.

  16. Anonymous says:

    fox looked back to say thank you

  17. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for helping the little soul.xx

  18. Anonymous says:

    awesome thanks for doing the right thing and helping a helpless animal out of certain death.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Thank you thank you thank you for helping out that fox. You saved his life. You're a hero, in my book.

  20. Unknown says:

    Thank you kind people for helping the little fox, YOU put the Human back in Humanity.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for helping the little critter and thanks for taking the nasty jar away so nothing else gets hurt by it!

  22. tyoakie says:

    Love it when people are kind to animals!

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  25. Anonymous says:

    thank you for helping gods creature I liked when he turned aroiund to thank him love it

  26. Anonymous says:

    Lucky for the Fox that it was some real men out that day! God Bless You!

  27. Anonymous says:

    NICE to see there are still some GREAT CARING people out there

  28. Anonymous says:

    Youre truly amazing! More blessings for you. GOD bless :-)

  29. Unknown says:

    How sweet! Wanting out of that jar out weighed the fear of humans until the jar was off. Lol

  30. Unknown says:

    Now that's desperate! Lost his fear of humans until he got the jar off, lol. Good man for helping him. More people should be like that.

  31. Anonymous says:

    beautiful ♥

  32. Anonymous says:

    Did he just throw that jar back down on the ground?

  33. Anonymous says:

    what were those nice men saying?

  34. Anonymous says:

    The guys are first trying to figure out what it was approaching them, and then one says surprisingly "Oh, this is a fox kit!" Then he asked his buddy to hold his phone and record the process while he took the jar off the kit’s head. His body comments “o, blip, you got into…” And then when the kit is leaving the people he says “And where is your thanks?” As hearing him the kit turns around as thought to say “Thank you!” And obviously the guy who saved the kit replies for the kit in a funny voice “Spasiba!” meaning “thanks.” :)

  35. Anonymous says:

    Oh, and they did mention at the end, that would have done him (little fox) in.

  36. Anonymous says:

    Wow the kit walked right up to the man ! This is remarkable !

  37. Anonymous says:

    Wow the kit walked right up to the man ! This is remarkable !

  38. Terri says:

    Lucky little fox to have stumbled upon a good samaritan.

  39. Anonymous says:

    Thank GOD there are still good people left in this world so maybe theres still HOPE left in our WORLD

  40. Anonymous says:

    Ochin harachoh! Gracibah!

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