For weeks, residents of a neighbourhood in Berlin were baffled after their flip flops and sports shoes kept disappearing. But the mystery was solved after a fox was caught on camera with a piece of blue footwear in its mouth.
The fox had reportedly been stealing footwear for over a week before it was discovered, and its stash had over 100 pieces of footwear.
Twitter user Felix Hackenbruch shared a picture of the fox in action along with its ‘collection’. The fox’s collection included several sandals, trainers, flip flops and sports shoes of various colours.
— Felix Hackenbruch (@FHackenbruch) July 26, 2020
Here’s what people had to say about the fox:
A Croc video advertisement is aleady in production, I bet. I hope the fox reap some benefits for all his/her hard work. pic.twitter.com/8styhAYk8y
— Eze (@ZinnerEe) July 31, 2020
This Fox is a fashion hero! Clearly saving people from the cardinal sin of croc wearing.
Nature always finds a way.
— Naw Tea (@NawTea2) August 1, 2020
He has a apparent liking of Crocs I wonder if he prefers the knockoffs
— just another american (@JoMama59303677) August 1, 2020
The Incredible https://t.co/ujpBnsIXdy
— William A Scorby (@scorbya) July 31, 2020
Wow, Germany, you love a Croc don’t you?! 😆🤣
— Angel Bob (@AngelBob) August 1, 2020
My primary concern is the number of Crocs in this picture…
— Alex Kennett (@AlexKennett5) August 1, 2020
There was an American cat thief who did that a few years ago. Hopefully it’s nothing more serious than a fox loving shoes lol
— firstname.lastname@example.org (@ottfamilylawyer) August 3, 2020
That’s adorable and definitely very interesting. What do wildlife experts say as far as explaining the behaviour? I hope the fox is safe and everyone has found a way to replace their footwear. It’s an amazing phenomenon, very noteworthy and a fun story during pandemic.
— thepeopleofwa (@thepeopleofwa) August 2, 2020