Rescued Fox Returns To The Wild, But Still Visits Home To Have Dinner With Her Favorite Cats
A wild fox isn’t your normal dinner guest, but this animal rescue is anything but normal.
Back in February, Vixey was just a baby when she was rescued by the Second Chance Animal Rescue in England. The baby fox’s mother refused to feed her newest addition and rescuers knew if they didn’t take her in, she would starve to death. The organization helped nurse her back to health and Vixey quickly became ready to return to the wild.
However, Vixey had become attached to the other animals at the rescue, mostly the group of feral cats that lived on the property. The Dodo reports that volunteers noticed the unusual bond and how Vixey liked to spend her free time in the cats’ company.
These days Vixey is fully capable of living in the wild, but she seems to stick close to her old home. The wild fox has been spotted returning to the property many times. It is what she is returning to do that has everyone shocked. Vixey regularly visits her cat friends and even shares a bowl or two of cat food with them.
“I think she has come back because she knows she’s safe with us,” John Ranger, founder of SCAR, told The Dodo. “At the rescue we have around 80 cats living a very free life, so Vixey saw cats very often.”
Despite Ranger leaving Vixey plenty of fresh meat treats, she still seems to prefer dry cat food.
“We do give her fresh meat, but she likes cat food better,” Ranger said. “She creeps in and then just pounces on the feed in the bowl. The cats don’t bat an eyelid.”
Ranger further explains that the rescue doesn’t mind Vixey’s random visits. However, it is the cats that seem to really enjoy visits from their old friend.
For more information on the Second Chance Animal Rescue and how you can help them save the lives of needy animals, visit their official website.