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February 5, 2013 10:21 AM   Subscribe

[Adorable Warning]: Children Playing with a Wild Fennec Fox. [slyt]
posted by quin (21 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
Cute overload.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:25 AM on February 5, 2013


I just made a sound so high pitched it probably couldn't even be heard by humans.
posted by Lemmy Caution at 10:29 AM on February 5, 2013 [6 favorites]


Give me back my ears!
posted by The Bellman at 10:33 AM on February 5, 2013


And... rabies.
posted by GuyZero at 10:39 AM on February 5, 2013


OMG!!!!CUUUUTE!!!!

Fennec foxes are already a cute-over-load!!!

Fennec Fox and Cute Little Girl= instant Mental Diabetes!
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 10:47 AM on February 5, 2013 [3 favorites]


Do a barrel roll!
posted by eugenen at 10:54 AM on February 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh! Now I know where the name Silas Fennec came from. Neat!
posted by gurple at 10:59 AM on February 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


1:24 is the BEST
posted by exlotuseater at 11:32 AM on February 5, 2013


Why isn't it called a Frenetic Fox?
posted by orme at 1:32 PM on February 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


I love it when the fox goes and starts burying under the girl's leg. I was all "AWWW NEW FRIEND!"
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 1:41 PM on February 5, 2013 [3 favorites]


Fennec-related: If you want to OD on cuteness, gird your loins then take a look at this.
posted by smoke at 2:38 PM on February 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


My goodness. I had no idea fennec foxes were so tiny.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 2:43 PM on February 5, 2013 [3 favorites]


Never mind. On further reflection: it's probably a young adult.

Still. Super cute. (Man, last time I was in the North African desert, the only thing that wanted to play with me was scorpions.)
posted by Amanojaku at 2:55 PM on February 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


I was all, 'careful, careful!' but obviously fennecs are tougher than I thought, and it obviously is attached to the little girl.
posted by BlueHorse at 2:57 PM on February 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


not all fennecs want to play
posted by jcm at 3:48 PM on February 5, 2013


Man, videos like that - and videos o wild animals in general fill me with rage. So many issues around exotic pet ownership - including fennecs. What do people think gives them right to indulge in this highly problematic hobby? Especially in the US, where it just seems endemic.
posted by smoke at 3:57 PM on February 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


smoke: children playing with wild fennec fox.
posted by leotrotsky at 5:57 PM on February 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


Sorry, leotrotsky, I stuffed my hyperlink and bolded it instead - I was actually referring to the video directly above mine, definitely a pet fennec in that case.
posted by smoke at 6:42 PM on February 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


I can't believe you all got suckered in. Watch it again. Fox is trying to eat toes and is repeatedly thwarted.
posted by mudpuppie at 7:25 PM on February 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


EEVEE used SAND-ATTACK!

It's not very effective...
posted by obiwanwasabi at 1:25 AM on February 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


That appears to actually be a full-grown fennec:
The fennec fox weighs about 1.5–3.5 lb (0.68–1.6 kg), with a body length of between 24–41 cm (9–16 in); it is around 20.3 cm (8 in) tall.
I love the video, but... if that fox is wild, it's the first wild creature I've seen outside of marine mammals that considered humans to be no-concern playmates. Marine mammals, of course, are utterly in control when they interact with humans in the water, so they have no reason to treat us as a potential threat.

OTOH, this fox could easily be killed or maimed by one of those children pinning it to the ground.

Ergo: that fox is not wild.
posted by IAmBroom at 1:40 AM on February 9, 2013


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