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A Family Saves A Thirsty Baby Fox That Had Followed Her Dog And Mistook Her For Her Mother

A family went out for a walk in the countryside when they came upon a newborn fox in desperate need of assistance. It was a young cub who appeared to be lost without her mother. The family searched the area for their relatives.

The defenseless newborn apparently mistaken the household dog, Olive, for her mother and began following them home.

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It was unusual to see her without her mother, especially after she had a kid. However, the furry girl was convinced that her mother was the terrier dog, Olive, and intended to accompany her everywhere the Caballeros went. Because the infant was so little that she could fit in the palms of her hands, they walked slower and slower to keep her safe.

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When they arrived home, the sprinklers were turned on, so the fatigued little fox dashed to get some water, and Rosalyn, the family’s mother, saw how thirsty she was since she couldn’t stop drinking.

She was clearly dehydrated and had gone several days without eating or drinking. The children were overjoyed with their new acquaintance, and her mother reminded them of the necessity of treating her with respect and affection.

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Noticing that the little girl was far from home and that her mother would not have left her alone, the family decided it would be best to contact the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center for assistance with the baby, as this is not a typical behavior of foxes, as they are animals that are not separated from their young.

The family sought for a box to catch her so she wouldn’t run away into danger. They drew her within the box without touching her. The youngsters dubbed her ‘Foxy.’

When Foxy was brought to the conservation center, the first thing they did was feed her using syringes, but she has now learnt to eat alone with a dish.

“Some babies are just inquisitive and walk away.” “This makes it very difficult for their mother to find them later,” conservation center’s Jim Mitchell noted.

What was strange was that Foxy was alone, thirsty, and disoriented.

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“He’s on the mend. Her main issue was dehydration, but she is much better now. “It’ll grow up to be a robust little fox,” Jim Mitchell said.

Little Foxy is now in excellent hands, being cared for at the facility, where they aim to link her with some of the other foxes that have just arrived in order for them to be released back into the wild once they are healthy enough.

Experts claim that unlike Foxy, most newborn foxes lack the confidence to approach people. They are cautious in their approach since, being so little, they are both predator and prey, but Foxy appears to be the boldest of her brood.

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Now that she is fully protected, this little girl spends her days mingling with other children of her age.

It’s wonderful to know that the lovely Foxy is at a home where she will be showered with all the affection in the world. When he met the Caballeros and chose to follow Olive, he had no idea how drastically his life would change.