Did you know that foxes very likely use the earth’s magnetic field to hunt and that when they do their pounce attack (also called mousing) they mostly jump in a north-easterly direction?
It is really fascinating and it seems as if it highly affects the success-rate in hunting in an extreme way. When they pounce to the northeast they succeed in 73% of the times, to the southwest, it drops to 60%, whereas in any other direction it drops to 18%!
In the picture, you see Pablo, one of our beautiful resident foxes. We always aim to release back to the wild but sometimes it just doesn’t work! Pablo has really bad eyesight and would not survive.
For more info about this fascinating creature please check here 😊
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