Good on you for loving such a beautiful fox
This is the most extraordinary photo! This grateful fox clearly adores his rescuer…..brought big lump to my throat.
One man did meet a wild fox who eventually became his best friend.
In Turnbridge Wells in England, the Fox Project found a fox who needed help badly. The animal was [sev.er.ely in.ju.red] and was lying helpless and weak by the side of the road.
The Fox Project is a Wildlife Information Bureau and Fox Deterrence Consultancy created in 1991 in the United Kingdom. The organization has built a Wildlife Hospital in 1993 wherein they admit and treat around 700 foxes and 250 cubs each year.
This red fox named Cropper, was in [ba.d] shape. He was [diagnosed with [toxoplasmosis] and returning him to the wild is not possible anymore. The first option was to [eu.thanize] the fox while the second option was to find a home that would accept the animal.
It is extremely difficult to find someone who would take a wild animal in, especially a fox known for its nature.
But, a man stepped forward and accepted Cropper into his home in 2001. Mike Trowler, a retired engineer, agreed to take Cropper home and accept the fox as a part of his family. Mike has always been fascinated with foxes and their behavior, and when he heard about Cropper, he was more than glad to receive him in his house. He spends a lot of time with foxes and being with Cropper is not an issue with the man at all.
The kind man patiently took care of Cropper and nursed him back to health. The red fox ate in a dog’s bowl and napped and relaxed with Mike’s cats. Cropper loved going out to walk together with Mike and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. What Cropper enjoyed the most were the belly rubs that Mike often gave him.
But Unfortunately, after six years of happy days together, Cropper [рa.ssеd awау] while still under Mike’s care. The man may have Io.st Cropper, but this did not stop him from accepting other foxes in need of a home. Mike also adơрted another fox, Jack, who was also rеscuеd.
While Mike accepts the responsibility and risks of owning a pet fox, he still warns the public that foxes are not meant to be pets. The sole reason for Cropper and Jack staying with him is because they cannot be returned to the wild anymore because of their conditions.
So, Mike accepted them as his pets who eventually became his best friends.
Thankyou Mike for all you did for Cropper and other foxes. It’s good to hear that there are people like you, who care for these beautiful animals. animals know beautiful souls