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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  • lilabug
    lilabugSunday, May 10, 2020 at 12:45 pm
    They are so cute!
    • lilabug
      lilabugSunday, May 10, 2020 at 12:43 pm
      They are so adorable!
      • zeldarules
        zeldarulesFriday, May 8, 2020 at 6:07 pm
        That's so cute, foxes are one of my top five favorite animals. What is your favorite animal? Please reply below.
        • effie302
          effie302Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 3:22 pm
          1st: Cats 2nd: Foxes 3rd: Wolves 4th: Dogs 5th: Megalodon (shark known to be extinct).
          • cutefurrygamer
            cutefurrygamerSaturday, May 16, 2020 at 3:17 pm
            Mine is a sloth,🐢,arctic fox, polar bear,or cats!
          • puplina
            puplinaWednesday, May 6, 2020 at 5:38 pm
            Awww, this so adorbs!
            • lioness9
              lioness9Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 9:08 am
              So so so so so so so so cute!😍
              • animereina2020
                animereina2020Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 5:01 am
                This was one of the cutest things I have ever seen! It made me laugh because it was funny since the foxes had noticed the camera and started attacking it. It made my day💕 They are very sweet creatures #cutearticfoxesmademyday💕 Gotta love em foxes👍
                • randomname
                  randomnameWednesday, April 22, 2020 at 12:53 pm
                  they r so cute
                  • moose2017
                    moose2017Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 10:16 am
                    So cute!!
                    • radpuppy
                      radpuppyTuesday, April 21, 2020 at 2:25 pm
                      I love foxes! Arctic foxes are one of my favorites though.
                      • mangogirl
                        mangogirlTuesday, April 14, 2020 at 10:34 am
                        Awwww