Nature & Environment
Fox with only two legs is filmed on lawn in England
By T.K. Randall
January 4, 2023 · 6 comments
Image Credit: Denali National Park and Preserve
The bizarre footage, which was filmed recently in Derbyshire, is as intriguing as it is heartbreaking.
For Phil and Jane Carter, who live in the small town of Ilkeston, Derbyshire, spotting a fox rummaging around for food in their garden is nothing particularly unusual.
When they looked out one day back in December, however, there was something distinctly different about the fox that had decided to pay them a visit... it was missing two of its legs.
The two-legged animal seemed none the worse for wear as it wandered across the grass sniffing the ground while balancing precariously on its two remaining limbs.
"My wife shouted, 'quick, grab your phone, we've got a two-legged fox on the lawn'," Phil recalled.
"We had about five minutes of it going around the lawn smelling and picking up some meat and then off it went like a rocket."
The sighting was particularly unusual because it seemed as though the fox had managed to adapt to living on two legs and appeared just as healthy as any other member of its species.
"We've never seen anything like this in the wild before but the animal looks relatively healthy and appears to have adapted to life on two legs," a Derbyshire Wildlife Trust spokesperson told the BBC
Source: BBC News
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