They feed on rodents, rabbits, birds, which make them scary to some. But they also eat fruit and vegetables when they’re on a diet, which tells us that they are actually less frightening that we think they are.
We’re talking here about foxes, the omnivorous mammals from the Canidae family. They are slightly similar to dogs, just slightly smaller, and they have a flattened skull, triangular ears, and a uniquely shaped snout.
Familiar? Of course! You’ve seen one playing pranks on Dora and stealing things from her. Or perhaps, you’ve read about one in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince—the animal who tells us, “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
But aside from playing pranks and giving words of wisdom, there are more reasons to fall in love with foxes. Read on and feast your eyes with the pictures below that show mesmerizing cuteness, courtesy of your new friend—the foxes.
Perhaps, with these photos, you’ll end up rethinking about what really is your favorite animal.