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Rescued Baby Fox Loves Napping With His Stuffed Bunny Toy (9 Pics)

Meet Puggle, an orphaned baby fox who was rescued at only two weeks old from a back garden.

When found, the RSPCA coordinated with the NFWS (National Fox Welfare Society) who are a rehabilitation organization that helped by providing a home for the poor baby fox.

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Often, orphaned animals are found after days of neglect and are therefore very hungry and dehydrated.

Thankfully, Puggle responded well under the care of NFWS and made a full recovery.

Rescued Baby Fox Loves Taking Naps With His Stuffed Bunny - The Dodo
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“When Puggle first came in he would often, like many of the cubs on the bottle, would just fall asleep in your hands after having his meal. So it was just a case of eat, toilet [and] sleep, every four hours”

A representative from NFWS
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After a few days in care, he had made a very special friend.

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A plush bunny toy, he instantly connected with the doll.

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“Puggle has a love-hate relationship with [the rabbit]”

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After a few weeks under the care of the NFWS, he began to grow his adult-color orange-y fox fur, but he still loves his stuffed friend.

“His personality is now coming through as he wants to play fight and he is just started to pounce on items,” a NFWS representative explained. This is “an instinct that will, when he is an adult, help him secure, rats, mice, voles, etc.”

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The above photo was taken just before nap time, look at those tired eyes!

Rescued Baby Fox Loves Taking Naps With His Stuffed Bunny - The Dodo
NATIONAL FOX WELFARE SOCIETY

He will be cared for by the NFWS until he is ready to be released back into the wild, this is what is called a “soft release,” meaning Puggle will integrate with another fox family in a pen before being officially let out into the wild.

“He will first be introduced to 3-4 other cubs his own age and size.”

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NFWS will care for Puggle until he’s ready to be released back into the wild, but he still has a bit more time left under the organization’s care.

Here’s a cute video of Puggle during his feeding time when he was just a baby:

Thank you to the NFWS, which are an all-volunteer organization. To learn more about their work, please visit the NFWS website.

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