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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  • iamgood
    iamgoodWednesday, July 8, 2020 at 5:23 pm
    cute and funny
    • laynebot5
      laynebot5Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 10:16 am
      OMG so cute
      • 12_tailed_cat
        12_tailed_catTuesday, July 7, 2020 at 11:00 pm
        Hahahahaaha so cuute
        • bookfan2008
          bookfan2008Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 2:08 pm
          Aww, so cute!!
          • leiker1414
            leiker1414Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 2:03 pm
            Sooooooooooo cute
            • ellie0307
              ellie0307Monday, July 6, 2020 at 5:11 am
              It is so cute!
              • mango32
                mango32Monday, June 29, 2020 at 12:07 am
                Aww~ I always wanted an Arctic Fox as a pet! Like if you want one too!
                • shaniahope
                  shaniahopeWednesday, June 17, 2020 at 3:13 pm
                  Awwww... I want a arctic fox pup!
                  • bookfan2008
                    bookfan2008Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 2:09 pm
                    Me too!
                  • reptilerena
                    reptilerenaSunday, June 14, 2020 at 5:40 pm
                    Fact artic wolves have two layers of fur coat .🐺
                    • reptilerena
                      reptilerenaSunday, June 14, 2020 at 5:39 pm
                      Sooooooo cute like if you agree.