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'Unlucky' Rare Black Fox Spotted In Britain; Captured On Camera For First Time

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The black fox is so rare that wildlife experts believe there are only a handful of the breed left in the country. In medieval times, the black fox was considered a bad omen by superstitious villagers. The animal was spotted in a cemetery among the graves.

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laurel w (207)
Sunday September 21, 2008, 3:41 am
I hope they survive.

Marion Y (322)
Sunday September 21, 2008, 9:24 am
I do too, Laurel. Thank you, Tom!

Morgan G (225)
Sunday September 21, 2008, 10:19 am
I hope they survive and prosper. It is kind of ironic that an animal viewed as a bad omen is found among graves.

Louise L (48)
Sunday September 21, 2008, 2:23 pm
What a beautiful little guy he is! Black has always been viewed as the color of darkness and, therefore, evil. It's odd that folklore that has no basis will continue to be believed for centuries. Thanks, Tom.

Thelma Sumpter (30)
Sunday September 21, 2008, 3:57 pm
Noted and thanks Tom.
I hope they survive and prosper
These days Why is there still people outthere that thinks BLACK us Bad,Evil?

Sunday September 21, 2008, 4:31 pm
Superstition. You would think in this day and age people would know better. Black is the combination of all the colors in the box. Both light and dark. This is a beautiful creature I hope they leave it alone so it can prosper.

Stephen Fox (758)
Sunday September 21, 2008, 4:41 pm
Does anyone know if anyone or group is doing anything about them or for them? Black is my favorite color, including animals. If there is anyone to contact to help let me know.

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 21, 2008, 5:42 pm
Beatiful little thing that has proberaly survived because it is an out of the way, old cemetery, that few people visit. Hopefully no one finds this little one that would do harm. Maybe there will be more young pups one day.

Jim P (3257)
Monday September 22, 2008, 2:49 am
A Cutie...

TY, Tom.


Lee B (81)
Monday September 22, 2008, 12:04 pm
Noted, what a beautiful animal.

Judith Jaehn (199)
Monday September 22, 2008, 1:56 pm
Thanks Tom!
I hope they survive and live a long and safe life!

Pete Conrads (91)
Monday September 22, 2008, 4:44 pm
So beautiful, SHHHHHHHH! don't tell Palin!!!!!

Sheila J Gibbs (60)
Monday September 22, 2008, 4:53 pm
Yet another babe to include in our Prayers.............!

Deborah N (37)
Monday September 22, 2008, 6:43 pm
Don't you know that any rare SOME DUM hunter has to kill it so he can have the RARE animal on his Trophy wall... I believe any animals that is RARE..anything thats Albino should be left alone.. anything out of the usual should have an Endangered Specie on it.. But than again.. what is that anyhow.. so many laws get broken..I will hope with all my heart that this RARE beautiful black fox makes it for years to come & has many out of it.. Thank you Tom for this RARE NEWS FIND... :-) (in Britain their pelts were highly prized in the fur trade and making the genetic strain became much scarcer. this don't sound too hopeful for the little fox does it??? would just kill anyone to leave it to live ah ??

Kathy C (354)
Tuesday September 23, 2008, 2:50 am
I see care has another glitch, I wrote this on one and it seems to be following me around.

Roseann d (178)
Tuesday September 23, 2008, 2:40 pm
Gorgeous....I hope people leave him alone and keep his location undisclosed. Hi Kathy C., that happened to me too.
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