Video Of The Week — Adorable Arctic Fox Pups Attack Hidden Camera

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Arctic or Snow Fox (Photo Credit: worldwildlife.org)

Wildlife filmmakers know to expect the unexpected when observing animals in their natural habitat. For a PBS Nature film crew trying to stealthily capture footage of Arctic foxes in the Arctic Tundra, that meant losing a hidden camera to the curious animals.

In the recently released clip from the network’s new series called “Fox Tales”, the filmmakers seem to be having great success in observing the hardy animals. That is, until a fox pup discovers a hidden motion-sensor camera, and decides to attack it. The curious mammal is soon joined by the rest of the litter which take turns tapping the screen until the camera is destroyed.

Photo Credit: PBS (Youtube screen capture)

The filmmakers believe the pups were probably not afraid to take on the “alien” object because they encounter very few predators in their natural habitat. Living in large groups could also give them a sense of security to take on the unknown without fear of repercussions. Regardless of the reason, the video footage provides a rare close-up look at the endangered animals that can be found throughout the Arctic Tundra from Canada to Alaska, Greenland, and even Iceland, where they are the only native land animals.

Also called snow foxes, the animals are smaller than their red cousins, an adaptation that helps reduce body heat loss and enables them to survive in the cold weather. Their dense coats not only keep them warm in temperatures as low as -50 degrees Celsius (-58°F) but also change color from white to brown, providing the animals with the perfect camouflage during both winter and summer.

Resources: wikipedia.org, earthtouchnew.com

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1566 Comments
  • wolfox2934
    wolfox2934Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 10:01 am
    THEY ARE SO CUTE EEEEE
    • shadowthewolf_1
      shadowthewolf_1Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 2:41 pm
      there so cute ree
      • swapfellsans
        swapfellsansSunday, January 5, 2020 at 8:13 am
        Foxes are cute But I love wolves more
        • chihiro
          chihiroFriday, January 3, 2020 at 11:32 am
          Awe, so adorable I love little foxes! <3
          • lightfury
            lightfuryThursday, December 12, 2019 at 12:35 pm
            I love FOX"ES!!!!!
            • anya-leroy
              anya-leroyTuesday, December 3, 2019 at 11:33 pm
              How did a arctic fox find a hidden camera?
              • anya-leroy
                anya-leroyTuesday, December 3, 2019 at 11:30 pm
                Gosh it’s so adorable ❤️🦊
                • nyadesu
                  nyadesuMonday, December 2, 2019 at 4:17 pm
                  OH MY LORD SOOOO CUTEEEEE!!!! UwU
                  • cherry_blossom
                    cherry_blossomThursday, November 28, 2019 at 3:54 pm
                    So cute!
                    • lpscollie01
                      lpscollie01Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 5:40 pm
                      You are aloud to have fennec foxes as pets!!