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.

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  • kaidenMonday, May 14, 2018 at 10:25 am
    cutest things ever
    • wolfgirl15
      wolfgirl15Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7:38 am
      Awwwww!!! How cute
      • Paul nnacho Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 11:25 am
        So cute i will die!!!!!!!!
        • LilyWednesday, May 9, 2018 at 7:35 am
          so... CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          • NyhhSunday, May 6, 2018 at 10:53 pm
            So cute
            • ajohnsonThursday, May 3, 2018 at 11:48 am
              that is tooo cute!
              • esperanzarising
                esperanzarisingThursday, May 3, 2018 at 8:40 am
                The little baby is so cute he's a pup.
                • hiThursday, May 3, 2018 at 6:40 am
                  cutest thing ever!!!❤️
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                    cuteness over load
                    • StacyMonday, April 30, 2018 at 9:21 am
                      Aww

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