WATCH: Arctic fox pups turn documentary camera into chew toy
A PBS Nature documentary called “Fox Tales” recorded a group of curious arctic fox pups attempting to dismantle a camera set-up which records their activities.
Motion sensors were setup which would trigger the camera to start shooting every time an animal was nearby. In a preview uploaded on PBS Nature’s YouTube channel, the camera recorded several pups circling the camera. One by one, the little creatures took turns in scoping out the camera, until one of them found something to nibble on. They then started to pull at other parts around the lens to feed their curiosity.
By the end of the clip, a piece of tape used to secure the camera could be seen hanging from the top, and a lone pup was looking at the lens before it eventually ran off.
According to biology professor James Roth from the University of Manitoba, arctic foxes are very curious and bold animals. The voice over explained that the boldness may come from the lack of predators hunting arctic foxes. As such, the foxes have more freedom to investigate things without the fear of being eaten.
“Fox Tales” premiered on Oct. 11 and can be streamed through the PBS Nature website in selected regions. JB
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