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Meet Terezka, baby fox with heartbreaking story

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 10, 2011, 1:48 PM


Hello!

People, I had SO amazing day yesterday!
The weather prognosis was very bad, but finally, the day was sunny and wonderful.
I woke up at 4:30 AM to get to Prague, where I met my friend BlueFox-cz. Together, we travelled to ZOO Děčín, where we saw babies of Máša and Tomášek, two foxes we know very well (BlueFox-cz was the one who took Tomášek to the ZOO in his car. And our friends were those who saved and rised Máša). Kits were cute, but already quite big. We spent few hours in the ZOO, watching baby wild cats, funny squirrels, a running wolf and of course, the foxes.

Then we moved to one wild-preserve. Our friends were given a baby fox!
Myslivci... Well, who are "myslivci"? There is no English tranlastion for this Czech word. Myslivci are Czech hunters, but in fact, they are supposed to CARE for the forest and all the animals. But in the Czech republic, they mostyl have a bad reputation - not because they kill and eat deers and so. They have bad reputation, because they kill also endangered species, which are in fact PROTECTED BY LAW! They also use illegal ways to kill those animals. So the Czech republic has few lynxes, few wolves, few eagles and it pays money to REINTRODUCE those animals back to the wild. But those "myslivci" are known to kill those animals (hnutiduha.cz/index.php?id=144), saying that they have no place in Czech nature. They simply destroy their competition - they kill predators, which pray on does, pheasants and rabbits, as they want to shoot and eat those animals themselves. They are blamed for shooting and also poisoning (using poison or traps to kill wild animals is totally illegal in the Czech republic!!!!) birds of pray including protected eagles and so..... (ekolist.cz/cz/zpravodajstvi/co…) :(

Important: I do NOT blame all the hunters in general. I respect people who hunt for food, I also respect some population control. But if part of Czech myslivci kills animals, which are protected by law in my country, it is clearly wrong. Not only morally, but also LEGALLY. So only ignorrants with weird mind would flame me for informing about it. As a person with university education, I can not afford the luxury of having only black/white opinion. So again - I do respect even population control hunting. It makes sad, but I think it might be helpful for animals themselves. There is no reason to flame me.  


Ok. Back to the fox story.

Those myslivci used dogs to hunt a fox family. They propably killed them all, but they offered one baby to my friends, who are known to love foxes and who take care of foxes. To be precise, they brought scared baby fox to them, saying ,,will you take her, or should I hit a ground with her, stuffing her for a museum?" So my friends took the baby, who is only some 7 weeks old. They got the fox only four days ago!

Kit was named "Terezka." After me :blushes:
What a honor! :aww:

Life of the baby fox changed dramatically. Life of the wild animal ended - she was brought to the hands of humans. Kit was injured, but not seriously. Terezka was scared at first - but during the first night, she started to eat. People who care for her now, have already rised several baby foxes - for example Máša, who now lives in ZOO Děčín. They also saved two silver foxes from a fur farm - you know those foxes from my photos. Not only they are experienced, they also spend almost all their money to care for their foxes! :faint: it is almost incredible.

Terezka is getting used to people - she is calmer now and also very nice. You would never say she was totally wild animal only some FOUR DAYS ago! She allowes people to hold her, to hug her and to pet her. She does not even try to bite you! I was allowed to stroke her fur and also to hold her :oops: she is so awesome and tiny!
She will live in a cage together with silver foxes Tlapka and Čertice, whose exhibit should be much bigger in few days, as the reconstruction is already planned and partly-paid. But Terezka is too small and young to join them now - she only interracts with silver foxes through the fence to know them better.
She is also getting used to leash and to people. It seems that she is accepting her new life.
Yesterday, we visited a vet with Terezka - she was given a medicine and a vaccination, so no worries, she has really good and OFFICIAL care, it is no ,,hurray" action ;)

Fate of Terezka will be probably different from life of silver foxes. If my folks manage to save her and rise her, Terezka will probably become a contact animal. She will be allowed to leave the cage to walk on leash and she will meet people :nod: I think it might be interesting life for her and she will show people, that foxes are amazing animals!



And now meet Terezka! :heart:






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DarkFoxOkajima Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Best of luck to that little angel! Here's cheering for her!
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Hollowcyclone Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
trappers are also rather inhumane with their methods most are not all of course. Some know to use a bullet to the head to dispatch an animal this does not lower pelt value but some idiots feel that it does and will suffocate the animal, drown, put pressure on the neck with those weird snare things and step down on the chest it's really just inhumane in general. Anyways now time to hit the hunters with some downsides as well people who do sport hugging just bug me nothing wrong with it as long as they don't waste the meat or bones(the bones can be used to make primitive tools :) ) anyways like trappers some hunters are inhumane they can be on purpose or just from inexperienced like a responsible ethical and moral hunter(I took all those words from my hunting safety guide's study guide XD) they are suppose to wait for a clean and ethical kill by aiming for the hearts and lungs and waiting for there to be no chance of the animal being harmed more than nessecsary. Bow hunters who get really close to their targets i've seen a deer jump as it got hit by an arrow but then immediatley calmed down and walked around until falling unconcious and dying. Bullets kill by trauma and it may drop the animal to me but to me it doesn't really seem like a gun gives the animal a fair chance(A reason I tried using against my dad so I can go the bow hunting safety course over here in U.s.a they make you go through another safety course if you want to go bow hunting but my dad doesn't want to let me he's a gun guy and he alway brings up the same points: A wounded deer can run five miles, and it's inhumane to bow hunt.) because with a bow you are closer to the animal and they can see your movements and take off running. Sorry about this mini rants. XD :( 
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yeyra Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Nejsem si jistá, jestli jsem se svojí bídnou angličtinou rozuměla všemu správně, ale k tomu, čí jsem si jistá: Pokud bude/je Terezka schopná lidem ukázat, že lišky jsou úžasné šelmy, které do naší přírody patří, udělá obrovskou službu všem svým kolegyním, které zůstávají divoké.
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Widdershins-Works Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Wonder how is she doing now!
Been some years, would be great to see her how big she is how big she grew by any chance?

And could they keep her as contact fox or so?
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ThornHeartZero Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome story :)

I'm so glad Terezka is safe and sound. <3
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Kaltiaem Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ugh all these people saying they want a pet fox. I honestly hope they don't get one unless they research it properly. So many people just buy random exotic animals that they want thinking, "oh it'll be the same as any old pet". They are SO wrong. Foxes are so much work!
But hey, she's a real cutie! I hope you'll be able to see her again soon, I'd love to see how much she's grown ^^
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igloo9201 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Agreed!

I would like a fennec fox someday, but only after doing as much research as possible would I ever buy one.
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KampferXeon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
It's different if the animal is rescued instead of bred, though.
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Kaltiaem Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uh... no? It really isn't. Not at all. It doesn't matter where a fox comes from, they're still hard to take care of.
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KampferXeon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
I don't see how it's not different. There are plenty of animals out there that need rescuing, such as this fox. I wasn't saying it made them easier to take care of, I'm saying that it's better to rescue them than to just go out and buy one because you want an exotic pet.
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Kaltiaem Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, okay. You were making it sound like you thought a rescued fox would be easier to take care of.
I guess it depends on where you rescue them from. Most of the time, foxes rescued from fur farms are feral and won't make suitable pets. Ever. I think it is nice for foxes to be rescued, but sometimes it's better to buy from a breeder rather than rescue one and expect it to be tame :nod:
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coonotafoo Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Well it really depends on what age you rescue or obtain the fox. If you raise a 3-5 week old kit, it will bond to you and only you like glue! And this applies to any fox of that age (Wild, fur farm, or breeder!) If you rescue a one year old fox, or after it hits puberty, I'd say the chances of it liking you are slim! Foxes make wonderful pets if you have the know how to train and raise them. You have to act like a fox would in nature when training. If raised right, it will also befriend your non-exotic pets too! But you will always be the foxes number one!

Just though I might put my 2 cents in! LOL :iconfoxbaibaiplz: 
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Kaltiaem Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I have no doubt that foxes make great pets. It's just the fact that they're still wild animals and people have no clue that they're not just squeaky ginger dogs. In all honesty I'd LOVE to get a fox, but I've been doing years of research and I plan to continue. My pet peeve is when people decide they want a fox and get one the next day without preparation, and it seems a lot of people rescue foxes from fur farms.
Young foxes as you said CAN be tamed, but if you grab one from a fur farm I can guarantee you it's gonna be scared and most likely aggressive because it's nervous. Most people don't wanna put up with this and will just dump them because the fox is too aggressive.
It's all about knowing what you're doing, and I'm willing to bet about 90% of the people that have pet foxes have absolutely no idea what the hell they're thinking xD
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coonotafoo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Lol Squeaky Ginger Dogs! I find that funny!
Well a fox is not a dog or a cat, a fox is a fox! With the personally of a FOX! And you and I realize that!
But others do not, some expect the fox to act like a mid-sized dog, Not a crazy little ball of pure energy! That needs constant daily exercise, and most importantly an outdoor pen! I see what you are saying about a traumatize little fox not liking anyone, but most likely it will bond to you and probably no one else... It's sad when people's ignorance and impatience effect the life of the fox. But then again the fox is being saved from certain death from the fur farm!
Well I would not say 90% maybe 60%!

When I do get a fox, I plan to 1)build a pen 2)fox proof my house 3) pre-order a fox in the fall 4) Get a License to hold a fox 5) do a complete brush up of all the fox keeping information I need! 6) Buy good quality, high protein, dog food and chicken 7) Make sure someone else drives me, so that I can get acquainted with the fox Asap!
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woxys Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
same opinion here!
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CelestialDrake Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That poor fox, aww. I don't understand why people can be so horrible, I don't understand.



It's so sad what happened to her, but I'm happy she is living a good life now. She looks happy in all these photos and it's nice to know that she is being cared for properly and is healthy, and also has some great friends :D
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electroshockpikachu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Awwwww. <3
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H3LLoK66aren99 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I stopped reading cuz i got sad that's really nice of ur friends to have taken the baby in, poor thing it must have been so scared with all it's family gone. I agree, people shouldn't kill for fun or kill animals protected by law, i mean come on man, why is it necessary? I agree on the people who hunt to survive especially those who use every part of the animal, i seriously respect them for not wasting an animal's life
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JustAnotherUser13 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
*explodes due to over-adorableness* I WANT A PET RED FOX :( damn it Canada for not legalizing domesticated foxes as pets D:
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Kaltiaem Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha noooo, you really don't want a pet fox. They make decent pets but they're EXTREMELY hard to care for and are a lot of work. They're definitely not your average dog.
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JustAnotherUser13 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
I don't care. If I had to work a lot just so I could have someone like Terzka I'd be a happy owner :D
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MongooseMyth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
I second this.
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xXRubyRosesXx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Poor thing... Her family was killed... But at least SHE'S alive.
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notched-stag Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
In some states of hte US where there are too many deer, or other animals, we have "game/wildlife control"... where hunters are 'hired' to kill so many of the animals until the quota is filled, supposedly so nature can be balanced. I know sometimes you hear of these people killing other animals that they are not supposed to, as well. Is it like that?
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
not absolutely :(
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notched-stag Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
:C

well, at least that one had the decency to try to save one baby...
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itrickyalove Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
They probably only saved her so they didn't look as bad..
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nagini-chan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:love: She's awesome!!!! And LOOOL those silver foxes are so funny. :D They both look a bit devilish. xD
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AlbinoUkelele Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How amazing is this :) what a sweet little thing, it's great what you guys did for her
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my goodness, it's like the fox and the hound!
She is so cute, glad you all took her in and she is being cared for! :)
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bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Cuties!!!
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The-Ironwing-Kaiser Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww. I wish I could pet her, but she'd probably nip me.
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woxys Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
nope, she was very nice! :aww:
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The-Ironwing-Kaiser Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel jealous. I WANNA FOXY! ;(
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JustAnotherUser13 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
I feel you :'(
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The-Ironwing-Kaiser Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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Jasper12 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
aww they are all soo very beautiful i could just take them home and cuddle them forever!
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LoveFurTheWarriorCat Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Im thinking about doing this when i grow up ^^.
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Irish-Phantom Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
:heart: :happybounch: :love: CUTE CUTE CUTE CUTE :love: you're so lucky to have friends like that and to have "pet" foxes "happybounch" I'm so gell'en!
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Demonwulf Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
She's such an adorable baby fox. Sad story though. Erf.
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Cinzia-chan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad that good people like you and your friends are taking care of her, but when she will grow, she will be released in the nature again or not? I hope so...
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
she lives with those silver foxes...
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Cinzia-chan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but in a cage? I'm sorry I read all but I can't read english very well, expecially if it's a long story :(
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
yes, in a cage. But the choice was between death and life in a cage with another foxes.
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Cinzia-chan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I understand, sadly if you release the fox she will be killed like her family, so this is the right choice...
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
but if you want to hear something nice: people, who saved Terezka, saved also three silver foxes from a fur farm. Some idiots soon damaged the fox cage and one silver fox managed to escape. Owners were really sad, mourning her, not expecting her to survive. But surprisingly, the fox is still ok! She managed to survive at least two winters, she appears to be healthy and ok in the wild. She is seen time to time and people can not be wrong, because she is the only silver fox there :D
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Cinzia-chan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's a great thing!!! :D
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Stripedsky Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
That is so cute :)
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Dooolittle Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
The Problem with the hunters is similar in germany: they have too care for the forest and control population, to keep the "natural" balance ... But I've heard so many horrible stories. One hunter told me, that his colleagues shoot pet cats just for fun (they call it training). 2 weeks ago in Munich a man was for a walk with his 2 dogs in a park (not in a forest!) at night, as his dog was shot by a hunter just few steps in front of him. One month ago a man lost his dog in a spring trap ... just 200 meters next to a children's playground! That are just 3 examples.
I'm sure not all hunters are bad people, and I know that controling the population is necessary for the forest. Beside this eating meat from wild animals is very eco-friendly. But the idiots among the hunters have to be eliminated!
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BigPolarFox Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Hunters doon' a bloody-sport? In a city???!!! THIS IS MADNESS!!!
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