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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  • wolfeh_clawz
    wolfeh_clawzMonday, September 14, 2020 at 12:53 pm
    this is so cute omg
    • hotdog246
      hotdog246Friday, September 18, 2020 at 8:48 am
      agreed
    • pearlroom3
      pearlroom3Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 5:13 pm
      the pup is so cute
      • adelion
        adelionFriday, September 11, 2020 at 5:21 pm
        They destroyed it in the end! Thats so funny.
        • fox_claws
          fox_clawsFriday, August 28, 2020 at 11:33 am
          Amazing!!
          • squirrelflight
            squirrelflightWednesday, August 26, 2020 at 10:35 am
            Awwww... that is SO adorable!!!
            • fluffykitten94
              fluffykitten94Monday, August 24, 2020 at 5:35 pm
              it soooo! funny and cute I loved it so much I think that foxs are my forth faverite Anima
              • starpup
                starpupWednesday, August 19, 2020 at 2:56 pm
                OMG!!!! They R so cute!!!
                • wscurry
                  wscurryWednesday, August 19, 2020 at 10:26 am
                  awwww so cute!
                  • coolvae
                    coolvaeThursday, August 20, 2020 at 11:34 am
                    Fun Fact: do you know that that someone last name is Foxx and there is this gameshow Called THE MASKED SINGER that's on fox TV ( FOX TV ) .
                  • helen0916
                    helen0916Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 6:59 am
                    I would really love it if I have a pet arctic fox I would faint if I have one !!!
                    • helen0916
                      helen0916Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 6:56 am
                      SO CUTE SO CUTE AHHH!!