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The fox who wanted to be free by woxys The fox who wanted to be free by woxys
This fox named Máša has really very interesting fate.
Do you remember people who saved two silver foxes from a fur farm and they also saved baby red fox Terezka? Years ago, they saved also Máša, when she was a baby. They rised her and she later lived in a cage in Mstišov game preserve (current home of Terezka) with a male called Ouško ("Little ear"). Unfortunately, Ouško got an illness which is mortal for canines and died. My pals were devastated and they were also worried about Máša's health - and yes, when they checked her temperature, sho had fever, suffering from the same illness. Those people, who are not rich at all, paid a lot of money to rise Máša back to health, although everybody thought they were crazy, as foxes as considered just "pest animals" in my country.
Well, Máša survived.
Her owners decided to give her a nice home in ZOO Děčín, which is close to them and they would be able to visit her very often.
Máša got very nice natural enclosure, but remained rather small (probably because of her illness) and grumpy.
Then they got a young male Tomášek to her and Máša changed, being much more friendly and nice.
Next spring they had some kits.
But later, Máša managed to escape from the enclosure.
Those people who rised her managed to capture her, bringing her back to the exhibit. She was furious, jumping on the fence so much that she injured her paw a bit.

And recently, she managed to escape AGAIN :XD:
She left Tomášek and her kits in the exhibit and disappeared.
Those people were very worried about her fate, because they could easily imagine myslivci would shoot such a tame fox with pleasure.
But then it appeared Máša was still in a ZOO - free, but roaming in the area of the park.
So right now, those people who know her are in touch with her. She lives in a ZOO, furtunately not caring about other animals. She learned how to catch wild mice and comes to visit Tomášek and her daughters.
And she allows those people who rised her to feed her from hand - she just does not want to get back to the enclosure.

I do not know the end of the story. She might be shot, run over by car... captured again or she might just leave the ZOO, having absolutely new life.
I just like her interesting life :D
The guy who rised her told me how happy and strong she looks when he hand-feeds her. That she is obviously happy she is free. I hope she will be clever enough to stay in the safety of the ZOO.

Nice and interesting, right?
Good luck, Máša, the free fox!


EDIT / 8th of July 2013: Máša is still a free fox, she lives in the area of the ZOO but as a free animal :aww: she still allows the guy who saved her life to feed her from hand, but she learned how to hunt on her own. But she has trust in her human friend and they both stay close to each other!


For more animal stories and facts, please, join my ZOO facebook account: [link] :aww: thank you!
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:iconohsabrm:
Ohsabrm Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Inspiring story!
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IamETOH Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
aww a foxy
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DarcblakWolf Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
A very beautiful photograph. :)
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lordofarabia Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Slagar will win!
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WolfKiddAl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That fox is an inspiration.
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Haxixus Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That fox.....
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dbzkhlvr Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like that story too. :D
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SparkleFairyMangoFsh Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
:3 aw! Interesting story too
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ashbasher22 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) makes me happy teared. :happycry:
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Artist-AbigailMarie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a weird movie, kinda, but you should watch "wolf children". It was very odd to me at first, but the ending reminded me of this foxes story. You might like it, but i have no idea what you might like, i don't read too much on your blog, i just love your shots of these animals as i see them as something more than just physical beings.
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woxys Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
which movie are you talking about?
and I am glad you like animals :D
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NeoSubFoxx Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Beautiful story and picture
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foxstory Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
A picture of a beautiful vixen and an uplifting story about her life. I can't, like, not favorite this.
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nagini-chan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D This is a cool story! I hope she remained inside the premisses. ^_^ I love foxes. :)

Neviem ci som bola vo viacerych ZOO v Cesku, ale pamatam si, ze sme pre mnohymi rokmi boli s mamou v Safari Parku a to bola zatial najkrajsia ZOO aku som kedy videla. Momentalne zijem v Londyne a ZOO tuto je strasn mala a o nicom. :S Ale lisiek je v meste hojne. V noci nam pred domom tie potvory vzdy roztrhaju tasky z odpadkami. :lol: A su take male tieto lisky, ale zlate. :)
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
asi myslíš Dvůr Králové nad Labem, to je pěkná ZOO, ale jde tak trošku do kopru :/
a divoké urban foxes závidím! Viděla jsem je jen v Berlíně <3
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nagini-chan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ano, asi to bude ta Zoo. Bolo tam vtedy uzasne. Skoda ze to ide dole vodou. :(

Haha, urban foxes nezavid. Napriek tomu, ze ich mam rada, pozriet sa rano z okna a vidiet, co porobili za bordel s odpadkami nie je super. :D Dnes rano som videla susedov vchod. Kopa odpadkov vsade pred domom. :lol:

Inak su to dost male potvorky a boja sa, ale su zlatucke. Smutne je, ze musia ist do mesta aby mali co jest. :| Nie je to prave dobry osud.
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Subarufoxboy Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
That sounds very sad for this fox, but I hope it's OK.
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
The story about the fox in this picture is very nice and interesting. :)
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I said it several times and would say it again: foxes are amazing animals!

They are truly intelligent and each one unique. :)
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:iconracefox:
Racefox Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good luck to this beautiful fox on her adventure!
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Woodswallow Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice story and a true beauty :heart:
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Asagi-K-Kurosaki Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Writer
Wow, what a little adventurer!!! :XD:
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WhiteWolffie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Vedy interesting. Such a crafty vixen! :D
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Nookslider Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Run free, little fox, run free.(And safe.)
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TheGreatOmegaDragon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i know i cant really compare but i had some pet mice some years ago, and one of them 'Jack' was constantly running away. although he'd come back and sometimes just see him there in his tank with his ladies the next day he was gone!
so i'll lock the tank and he'd still get out he did this 11 times in his short lifespan
i think sometimes as much as we 'tame' animals sometimes the natural urge to be free takes over ...
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
aww... maybe!
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:iconfoxinfustrial:
Foxinfustrial Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
"I want to break free!" (C) Freddie Mercury.
Hope this God's creature will find new home.
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Darcise Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Beautiful fox and a nice story. :hug: People that saved her from the fur farm are definitely heroes for this little sneaky foxy! Fur farms are absolutely horrible and they should be all taken down and closed.
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ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great story. love the fact that Máša is so clever and brave to have escaped so many times and still staying close to her kits without being recaptured
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Fragsey Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess she wants to be near but still free :)Lovely photo :)
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shadono Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's just something about a lot of wild animals - even ones raised like this fox - which makes them want to be free, rather than in even the most benign captivity.
I enjoyed reading this story and love the picture.
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woxys Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
I think it depends... on particular animal :nod:
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SpudinskiXD Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Beautiful c:
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KangeeTheOnyxFox Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Strong smart little fox. She definitely will be fine. She seems to know what she's doing.
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sesuga-yaiba5 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good story! and she looks like she is smiling in the photo :)
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iytj Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
i hope ,she'll be fine! :iconfoxplz:
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
me too!
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iytj Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
:fingerscrossed:
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LOLNEARLOL Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that is a beautiful story~
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koshplappit Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for sharing her story with us ^ ^
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Malovanefox Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Incredible story <3
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KyashaKitsune Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   General Artist
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Best story ever!
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Writer
She has such a cool story. I love awesome photos like this. :XD:
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IndigoWarrior1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very adorable, just like her story ^^
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KayKatastr0phe Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
What a cute story! Such a beautiful fox <3 She's so clever!
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Neoguest Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student
A very clever fox.
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Fluff-Kitten Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... ... That is one determined fox.
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Akirahpaws Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Great photo! And nice story :3
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