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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  • awes124
    awes124Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 4:25 pm
    so cute
    • gwenniebean
      gwenniebeanSunday, January 17, 2021 at 1:41 pm
      Cool🐕
      • blended
        blendedThursday, January 14, 2021 at 3:06 pm
        so cuuuttteee. is si also funny. 😂
        • gwenniebean
          gwenniebeanSunday, January 10, 2021 at 9:57 am
          Awesome!!!😍
          • gwenniebean
            gwenniebeanSunday, January 10, 2021 at 9:56 am
            SO CUTE
            • adobekid
              adobekidSunday, January 3, 2021 at 11:40 am
              OMG! TOO CUTE!!! 😍
              • tiggykitty7
                tiggykitty7Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 9:36 am
                I wasn't paying any attention to the person I was just watching the THINGS THAT I WANT TO SQEEZ!!!!!!!!!
                • tiggykitty7
                  tiggykitty7Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 9:37 am
                  THERE SO CUTE
                • rosie123456
                  rosie123456Monday, December 14, 2020 at 3:53 pm
                  So cute
                  • coolkid77
                    coolkid77Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 1:34 pm
                    i want to snuggle it
                    • tiggykitty7
                      tiggykitty7Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 9:34 am
                      Me too
                    • getrekdbyat-rex
                      getrekdbyat-rexThursday, November 12, 2020 at 10:54 am
                      SOO ADORABLE!!!!!