Fox mistakes bedsheets for snow


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/09/19/fox-mistakes-bedsheets-for-sno.html


#2

Boing! Boing!


#3

When I saw the headline, I automatically assumed you were talking about the network…


#4

For those that don’t know, they do this action to pounce on food under the snow.


#5

Hunting polar bears use a similar action to punch through the snow layer to get into hollow pockets (and the seal pups) beneath


#6

Which 3rd party java do I need to allow to get this clip to play? BB is getting more loaded with media like these and my NoScript list just keeps getting longer.

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#7

Amusingly my jack russel does this. She’ll poke the sheet with a paw, then pounce and do a headstand while trying to dig.


#8

Mine still does the pounce, but now he tries to get under the covers to haul whatever’s under there out.


#9

Same here and I, for one, am disappointed.


#10

Yup. My first thought was “welp, they put footage of Miami up when they ‘covered’ union protests in Madison, WI - sure, why not?” They’ve sure managed to garner themselves a low bar.

This is much better. I’ll be watching this fox loop for the rest of the day.


#11

My cat does a similar action to punch through tall grass and get the grey-tailed voles scurrying around beneath.


#12

Martha?! Fox says we have mice in the bed again!


#13

#14

IIRC, weren’t those bred to hunt rats? It is pretty neat the behaviors that can be ingrained.


#15

Mistaken for snow? I’ve seen puppies do this on non-white bed sheets and upholstery… therefore…


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#17

Yep. Then she’ll settle down and huff.


#18

and cocaine…


#19

If it had been Fox News, the headline would have noted that Fox mistook bedsheets for evening dress. :wink:


#20

What you did there, see it I do.