Saturday, June 13, 2009

The magpie fox

This is a strange little story. It's more usually magpies (and sometimes rooks) that tend to do these sorts of things:

A fox has been unmasked as the mystery thief of more than 100 shoes in the small western German town of Foehren, authorities said Friday.

A forest worker stumbled upon shoes strewn near the fox's den and found a trove of footwear down the hole which had recently been stolen overnight from outside locals' front doors.

It seems that she stole them for her cubs to play with. As I say, it's more normally magpies that do this sort of thing, being willing to steal anything bright and shiny that they can to line their nests with.

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