Fox week 3: Cat/fox love

Occasionally even PuffHo has something good, and this article on the friendship between a cat and a fox is just the ticket for Fox Week.

As the article notes:

This duo was discovered by fishermen on the shores of Lake Van in Turkey, according to BuzzFeed.

Photos of their friendship spread across the Internet last November, but the pictures resurfaced on Reddit today.

Here are some:

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And here’s a video (from a Turkish television station) that shows the felid-canid love even if you don’t know Turkish:

23 Comments

  1. ladyatheist
    Posted December 5, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    I need an insulin injection after watching that video!

  2. Bill Turner
    Posted December 5, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Sweet.

    Sent from my iPad

    >

  3. James Fletcher
    Posted December 5, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Look what Jesus did!
    Look what Jesus did!
    Look What Jesus did!

  4. Posted December 5, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful!

  5. Diana MacPherson
    Posted December 5, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Awwww!

  6. still learning
    Posted December 5, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    That’s wonderful! Is the cat a Turkish Van?

    • Posted December 5, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

      Yes, very likely, it has the right coloring, although normally Turkish Van cats are long-haired cats.

  7. merilee
    Posted December 5, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    I’m amazed that the birds stay so close!

    • Diana MacPherson
      Posted December 5, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

      For a minute, it looked like the birds wanted to join in!

  8. Posted December 5, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    Cute!

  9. Merilee
    Posted December 5, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    I know! I would think that foxes would threaten birds just as much as cats would.

    • Posted December 5, 2013 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

      Basically, predators only threaten and/or hunt when they are hungry. When they are replete, they tend to ignore preys altogether.

      • Posted December 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

        …and, perhaps not so surprisingly, the prey is able to tell when the predators aren’t hungry. Why waste your energy running away when there’s nothing to run away from?

        One can easily imagine, though, a predator taking advantage of such reactions to prey, and to mimic a lack of interest in prey until opportunity presents itself….

        b&

  10. Hempenstein
    Posted December 5, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    And via Daughter of Hempenstein, a combo canid counterpart from Norway.

    • Dominic
      Posted December 6, 2013 at 2:24 am | Permalink

      Thanks – absolutely delightful!
      🙂

      • Dominic
        Posted December 6, 2013 at 2:25 am | Permalink

        …as are most this from Norway!

    • Diana MacPherson
      Posted December 6, 2013 at 6:07 am | Permalink

      Awwww cute! I had a dog who had a cat friend. We have no idea where the cat lived but in the morning he/she would come into the yard and rub all over him.

  11. Posted December 6, 2013 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    Well, that’s thoroughly adorable.

  12. JBlilie
    Posted December 6, 2013 at 6:56 am | Permalink

    I know a cat fox!

  13. Posted December 6, 2013 at 7:16 am | Permalink

    Sigh….. this gives me the warm and fuzzies…..


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