Rescued Baby Fox Has Adorable Best Friend That He Loves To Snuggle

When this baby fox was only two weeks old, he was found by a family  in their garden in North West London.

baby fox cuddles stuffed bunny

The RSPCA coordinated with the National Fox Welfare Society (NFWS), a volunteer rescue and rehabilitation organization, to provide a home for the young fox. They named him Puggle.

baby fox cuddles stuffed bunny

While under the care of NFWS, Puggle immediately responded well to treatment.

“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 said.

baby fox cuddles stuffed bunny

Within a few days, he had already made a friend, albeit the inanimate kind …

baby fox cuddles stuffed bunny

… which is still pretty exciting when you’re only a few weeks old.

baby fox cuddles stuffed bunny

Puggle was the first fox cub of the season to arrive at NFWS, and he’s been there for the past few weeks.

baby fox cuddles stuffed bunny

Recently, he’s started to grow his adult-color fox fur, but he’s still not too old to pose with 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.”

baby fox cuddles stuffed bunny

The photo above was taken just after his feeding time and right before his nap, which explains the sleepy eyes.

He needs his rest, because he’s a young fox. But as the photo below shows, he still has a lot of energy.

baby fox cuddles stuffed bunny

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.

Puggle will have what the NFWS representative calls a “soft-release” back into the wild, which involves Puggle being integrated into another fox family in a pen. “He will first be introduced to 3-4 other cubs his own age and size,” according to the representative.

 

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