The interweb is weird. A year-old Youtube video of an adorable red fox has suddenly been given a second life. The fox, named Dawn (which makes me particularly partial to her) is a resident of the Nuneaton & Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary in the U.K. where she one of six resident foxes that cannot be returned to the wild. She is also super cute. And super happy. She wags her tail like a dog.
“The majority of animals we get in is injured wildlife that is aimed to be returned into the wild,” the sanctuary posted on YouTube. “However, Dawn was a young fox that was took into a dog rescue centre as the member of public that found her thought she was a dog!”
By the time the fox reached the sanctuary she was too tame and unable to fend for herself in the wild, officials wrote, adding: “Dawn is not a pet, and we do not recommend any fox or wild animal as a pet.” Also, don’t try to pet a fox in the wild. (Oh, and check out the group’s photo gallery. It is seriously adorable.)
Jezebel posted this video the other day, which may explain why Facebook feed is suddenly filled with this little gal. So yes, we know the video is old, but it’s still cute. So here it is. And, like others have pointed out, only now do we all truly understand what the fox says.
Photo Tracy Williams Photography/Nuneaton & Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary