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He is a hero! by woxys He is a hero! by woxys
Polar / arctic fox (alopex lagopus, liska polarni, pesec) from ZOO Brno, Czech republic :aww:


Story of the photo: yes, this fox is a HERO! :aww: it is a daddy of two kits - he is such a brave guard of his family! He is always ready to defend them, running along the fence to guard :D recently I saw a great scene. A family with a tiny dog came close to enclosure of foxes - they saw baby kits and were very excited, but they were nice enough to keep very tolerant distance between them, dog and enclosure. The daddy fox got careful. He got as close as possible and laid on land in ,,I am ready for everything position". Family was ok, but then the dog got too excited about the foxes and jumped forward. Baby foxes immediately hid themselves in a burrow. And daddy fox jumped, making ABSOLUTELY incredible loud and awfull yell! He started ,,attacking" the fence, being a live shield between a dog and kits. People were fortunately clever and the guy took a doggy, immediately leaving to not annoy the fox family. Daddy fox started running along the fence, controling and following the leaving guys. Then it sat in the exhibit's corner, which was the closest to the pair and stayed there until they totally left and the danger was over :D

Great example of a courageous littly daddy fox and also of visitors with brain and tolerance! I really liked how they immeciately left to not annoy fox family :D


NOTE: yes, some Czech ZOOs (a half) allow visitors to enter with dogs :nod: and this fox is totally healthy - arctic foxes lose their fluffy coat in summer, which makes them look dark and slim :D
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INFO ABOUT THE ANIMAL:

Name: polar/arctic fox (alopex lagopus)
Location: north of Eurasia, North America, Greenland
Size: 67 cm long body, 30 cm high, 40 cm long tail weight: 5 - 9 kg
Diet: lemmings, Arctic Hare, eggs, and carrion, but polar foxes eat also birds, baby seals and fish. Foxes are able to hide their prey to find and eat it later.
Conservation status: Least Concern (only population in Scandinavia is endangered)
Interesting facts: polar foxes change their fur. They are white in winter, but then start to lose their fluffy white coat. In summer, they are dark grey and much less fluffy | because they live in cold weather, their snouts and ears are very short | polar foxes tend to form monogamous pairs in breeding season. Females give birth to 4-8 pups and both parents take care of the babies | some foxes are called ,,blue foxes“ due special colour or their coat | polar foxes are able to survive temperature – 80°C! | polar foxes often follow polar bears to eat rest of bear’s prey | polar foxes have thick fur even on their paws – that’s why they can walk on ice


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:iconyelinna:
yelinna Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
What a wonderful story about nice people and a brave little fox :heart:
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Kakashitwo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Gorgeous eyes.
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:iconsubarufoxboy:
Subarufoxboy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Looks like he's saying "Yeah I'm a great dad, now please go." XD
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:iconaidan-wulver:
aidan-wulver Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great shot, as always! :)
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:iconinvaderfrimo:
invaderfrimo Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool story! :D
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:iconaddisonphill:
addisonphill Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
funny looking fox
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:iconlittlebluedevil99:
LittleBlueDevil99 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Beautiful! Love it!
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:iconkivatheblackwolf:
kivatheblackwolf Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
so lovely, and yay for those who are considerate to our furry friends =]
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000Colibri000 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Wonderful colors! And such gorgeous eyes, as always. :aww:
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:iconnadinesavage:
NadineSavage Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He is lovely... amazing picture :)
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:iconzeacorzeppelin:
ZeacorZeppelin Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
He is a very brave and gorgeous fox.
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:iconxcutestlilkillerx:
xcutestlilkillerx Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Those eyes are absolutly beautiful :3
Very nice picture and story!
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:iconvee141:
VEE141 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Silver Fox!! :D
They're my favorite creature ^^
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:iconcamaseiz:
camaseiz Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great daddy!
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:iconcinzia-chan:
Cinzia-chan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he is a cool daddy! :aww:
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:iconfruitbatslyra:
fruitbatslyra Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, so cute! Yay for daddy fox! :D
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Those eyes...I know I love how Canon cameras capture those eyes so well in a lot of animals...at least that's what I've noticed with my own experience!
Great shot and he's so cute :3
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:iconarielhowell:
ArielHowell Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He has such pretty eyes.
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:iconred-fox26:
red-fox26 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
I'm jealous you see such awesome animals. my backyard is a mountain and I hardly see any animals because my dogs bark at anything that moves.
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:iconkleinerfennek:
KleinerFennek Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
I like him, he has strong eyes.
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:iconcat55:
cat55 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
cute
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:iconmoonlightbird:
moonlightbird Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Hehe, seems you said hi to him :D
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:iconsilverfoxwhiskers:
SilverFoxWhiskers Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's so pretty!!
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:iconlinksgirl101:
linksgirl101 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! The fox knew that you were taking a photograph of him, because he was looking directly at the camera. Cool!
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:iconcelestialdrake:
CelestialDrake Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go fox go! Protect yo babiez!
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:iconnookslider:
Nookslider Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What a brave little fox.
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:iconashesandwings:
AshesAndWings Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really nice pic. And great story too!
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:iconsuperovermind:
Superovermind Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats pretty damn cool. HOwever, as much as I love these foxes, their faces just creep the hell outta me. They're just beautiful animals, but i swear, if one looked me in the face all bug eyed, I think i'd faint o_o
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:iconnav3r:
naV3r Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Hero fox is hero! :squee:
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:iconiheartroxxiahh:
iheartroxxiahh Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
daddy has gorgeous eyes:iconblushplz:
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:icongudrun355:
GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
what a great photo!
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:iconkipchaawesome:
kipchaawesome Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student General Artist
asdfghjkl;' :D
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:iconshinju-masami:
shinju-masami Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student General Artist
oh my goodness those eyes! beautiful!
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:iconanimefanfic95:
animefanfic95 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
this is an amazing story, way to go papa fox!:heart:
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:iconkylifornia:
Kylifornia Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012   General Artist
Oh my God! An arctic fox! :love:
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:iconjmshearer:
JMShearer Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
He sure does sound like a heroic fox daddy!
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Pearleace Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
ohh!! I love the title of this, as the pose and expression look exactly like that of my dog's in one of his photos ><"

.. >.>" though there r.. errm.. less than heroic parts he possesses as well >.<
but he has the utmost loyalty to his owners ^^ :heart:

this fox looks cute, too :giggle: :aww:
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:iconjack-13:
Jack-13 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Good story, better capture. Nice work Woxys
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Wonderful photo, wonderful story! :heart:
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:iconprincesslivid:
princesslivid Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow I love that story!
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:iconelementshift:
ElementShift Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
awhhh he's so cute! :meow:
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:iconmusicwolfy333:
MusicWolfy333 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He is so gorgeous <3
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:iconluckydesigns:
luckydesigns Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Such a beautiful photo and awesome story behind it :aww:
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:icondannidarkness:
DanniDarkness Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
So cute! :squee:
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XxLollahWolfAHxX Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
those eyes :iconfionnasparkleeyesplz:
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:iconleopardpower07:
Leopardpower07 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great shot! =D

Sounds like he's a great daddy! :aww:
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:iconfluff-kitten:
Fluff-Kitten Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In America you aren't allowed to take dogs into zoo's (or most other establishments) unless they're service animals...not sure if I'm jealous or greatful.
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
it depends... in ZOO Brno, it is usually totally ok. In another ZOOs, I do not like them...
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:iconfluff-kitten:
Fluff-Kitten Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess it also depends on the people...
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TheTellerofStories Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This zoo lets dogs in? I wasn't aware that they allowed a dog in unless it was an assistance dog.

Great shot. I love his expression and the story. What a great father.
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