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Dad Leaves A Detailed Feeding Schedule To Keep This ‘Random’ Fox Happy While He’s Away, His Daughter Thinks He Lost It
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Dad Leaves A Detailed Feeding Schedule To Keep This ‘Random’ Fox Happy While He’s Away, His Daughter Thinks He Lost It

We all know that dads might say that they might not want to have a pet, but they quickly fall in love with them. Like one dad who freaked out when he lost his daughter’s hamster. Or all the dads who have ever said they don’t want a dog but ended up best pals with them.

In this case, we’ve got a great foxy story for you. A story about a dad and his newfound love for a wild fox. Amy MacMillan from East Kilbride, Scotland, shared that her dad has “lost the plot” because he adores his new fox friend so much that he’s feeding it extravagant meals (and expecting everyone else to do the same).

Not only that, he hung up a schedule for divine food to be left out for the fox by the family while he’s on holiday. True friendship between a man and a fox? Or a tad over the top? That’s for you to decide, dear Pandas!

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Amy’s dad went on holiday and posted a schedule to feed the random fox that he became friends with

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The fox eats better than some students we know

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Amy’s dad wears the fox keyring she gave

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The wild fox has been experiencing gastronomic delights for the past few months now. Amy’s dad feeds it two meals per day: dinner and supper.

The choices for dinner are chicken or chicken drumsticks. While for supper we have an excellent selection of dog stick chews with a handful of biscuits to accompany them. With the culinary attention this fox is getting, you’d think it was related to those food-loving, constantly-ravenous hobbits from ‘The Lord of the Rings.’

Amy even bought her dad a fox keychain in case he misses his wild fox buddy on his holiday. Naturally, he sent her a photo where he’s attached it to his backpack.

Like any other wild animals, foxes can cause some problems in civilized areas. For example, they’re known to raid trash cans, mark their territory, and dig up flower beds. And they can even gobble up smaller pets.

So if you want to keep your chrysanthemums and pet bunnies safe, the first thing you need to do is not leave food outside for foxes.

You also need to have trash cans made of tough materials that also have tightly secured lids, so that animals can’t get in. And if you absolutely have to keep small pets in your backyard, use welded mesh, not chicken wire for the enclosure.

What do you think of Amy’s dad’s friendship with the fox, dear Readers? Do you think that it’s fed well enough, or is that just the right way to treat any foxy-buddy? Do you think that Amy’s dad will keep feeding it after he comes back from holiday? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

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Carol Emory
Community Member
2 years ago

When I was a teenager, I was at a boyfriends house, talking to him in the kitchen. He said "He's back." I said "Who?" He said "This raccoon. He's hard to feed. We've left bologna out for him, baked chicken, bread...he doesn't want any of it." I said "Put a raw egg out there." He said "Ok..but he won't eat it." Sure enough the little bugger broke it open and started lapping it up. Shocked, my boyfriend said "How did you know about that?" I said "You're probably going to laugh..but I learned it from watching Little House on the Prairie..." He laughed.

Beans
Community Member
2 years ago

That's an awesome story, haha. I was just thinking about that show the other day, too.

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jamie1707
Community Member
2 years ago

Sweet story, but...I have two foxes that visit my back yard regularly. I never, ever feed them. It's the worst thing you can do. They get more than enough food from the mice, voles, and the random rat we get once in a while. They're wild animals, they can take care of themselves. Beautiful creatures, I would never do anything to harm them.

Jane Thorne-Gutierrez
Community Member
2 years ago

In this current world, habitats are stolen so they cannot live on the usual diet of wild " pests" because people poison them or take over areas and purge it of anything they had to survive. Searching in areas that have been violent humans is risky enough. A bit of kindness and a meal is a small price to pay to keep them in existence.

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago

Beautiful story. I love foxes! The fox keyring was the right gift for him

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Carol Emory
Community Member
2 years ago

When I was a teenager, I was at a boyfriends house, talking to him in the kitchen. He said "He's back." I said "Who?" He said "This raccoon. He's hard to feed. We've left bologna out for him, baked chicken, bread...he doesn't want any of it." I said "Put a raw egg out there." He said "Ok..but he won't eat it." Sure enough the little bugger broke it open and started lapping it up. Shocked, my boyfriend said "How did you know about that?" I said "You're probably going to laugh..but I learned it from watching Little House on the Prairie..." He laughed.

Beans
Community Member
2 years ago

That's an awesome story, haha. I was just thinking about that show the other day, too.

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jamie1707
Community Member
2 years ago

Sweet story, but...I have two foxes that visit my back yard regularly. I never, ever feed them. It's the worst thing you can do. They get more than enough food from the mice, voles, and the random rat we get once in a while. They're wild animals, they can take care of themselves. Beautiful creatures, I would never do anything to harm them.

Jane Thorne-Gutierrez
Community Member
2 years ago

In this current world, habitats are stolen so they cannot live on the usual diet of wild " pests" because people poison them or take over areas and purge it of anything they had to survive. Searching in areas that have been violent humans is risky enough. A bit of kindness and a meal is a small price to pay to keep them in existence.

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago

Beautiful story. I love foxes! The fox keyring was the right gift for him

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