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Wild Fox Still Returns To Have A Meal With Her Fav Cats

Vixey, a juvenile fox, is noted for being rebellious and preferring to follow her own set of rules. Perhaps it’s just those characteristics that made her connection with a special set of cats a great fit.


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Vixey was a baby who had been rejected by her mother when she initially came to England’s Second Chance Animal Rescue Crockenhill (SCAR).

With Vixey’s mother refusing to feed her, she had no other option except to seek help. SCAR took in the fox cub and bottle-fed her until she was strong enough to be released back into the wild.


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But, unlike the other foxes the charity has taken in over the years, Vixey developed an uncommon attachment to the outside cats who also live at the shelter, making her the first saved and released fox to maintain a connection with them.


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Vixey is now about 7 months old. She’s a wild fox capable of living on her own, but since her recent release, she’s been observed around the rescue’s stomping grounds, not necessarily to say hello to her rescuers, but to share a meal or two with the cats, who don’t seem to mind.


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“I think she’s returned because she knows she’s secure with us,” SCAR founder John Ranger told The Dodo. “At the refuge, we have about 80 cats who live a very free life, so Vixey saw animals all the time.”


CREDIT: SECOND CHANCE ANIMAL RESCUE CROCKENHILL
Vixey, however, has always had a penchant for feline food, according to Ranger. “We do offer her fresh meat, but she prefers cat chow,” Ranger explained. “She comes in quietly and then pounces on the meal in the dish. The cats don’t even flinch.”