Some men ice fishing on a frozen lake in Russia get an unexpected guest when a red fox approaches them and asks for a snack.

Red foxes live around the world in many diverse habitats including forests, grasslands, mountains, and deserts. They also adapt well to human environments such as farms, suburban areas, and even large communities. The red fox's resourcefulness has earned it a legendary reputation for intelligence and cunning.

Red foxes are solitary hunters who feed on rodents, rabbits, birds, and other small game—but their diet can be as flexible as their home habitat. Foxes will eat fruit and vegetables, fish, frogs, and even worms. If living among humans, foxes will opportunistically dine on garbage and pet food.

Like a cat's, the fox's thick tail aids its balance, but it has other uses as well. A fox uses its tail (or "brush") as a warm cover in cold weather and as a signal flag to communicate with other foxes.

In winter, foxes meet to mate. The vixen (female) typically gives birth to a litter of 2 to 12 pups. At birth, red foxes are actually brown or gray. A new red coat usually grows in by the end of the first month, but some red foxes are golden, reddish-brown, silver, or even black. Both parents care for their young through the summer before they are able to strike out on their own in the fall.


Responses to "Hungry wild fox asks ice fishermen for a treat (Video)"

  1. Unknown says:

    Poor little devil had to be really hungry for this to occur, my respect to the fishermen for feeding it.

  2. Anonymous says:

    better the fishermen to feed it than holler 'OMG, it must have rabies, shoot it!' like 9 out of 10 paranoid Americans would do!

  3. Thank goodness it was just a nice friendly kind fisherman, but the fox shouldn't expect kindness from all humans, because as mentioned above by Selkie Scot it's never good for a wild animal to expect a handout! --- Sad to say most humans are not very kind to wildlife! --- Pretty little fox though! :)

  4. Sabine says:

    How gentle it took the food!

  5. pilvikki says:

    what a well-mannered fox and nazdrovje for the kind fishermen!

  6. Anonymous says:

    A fed animal is a dead animal. What a shame. So pretty and timid. Definitely use to being fed by humans. I wonder if she is pregnant. She will approach the wrong person, sooner or later or be lured into a foot trap. Death is upon her, probably sooner than later.

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  8. Josie says:

    Wonderful...so gentle...love it <3

  9. Poor baby....He's hungry! GOD Bless him always and forever! <3 <3 <3 <3

  10. Unknown says:

    Remember what you tame you become responsible for.

  11. Morgana says:

    Kind people, since they are feeding the poor baby

  12. Unknown says:

    It was hungry. I doubt if it would ever have approached humans if it wasn't .

  13. Anonymous says:

    Humans are the most dangerous animals on earth. I hope this beautiful fox never encounters a dangerous human while it’s this hungry.

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