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Foxes are omnivorous members of the Canidae family, a lineage of carnivorous mammals that also includes dogs, wolves and jackals. Foxes are found on every continent except Antarctica, with the most common species being the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and its 47 recognized sub-species.

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On February 26th, 2008, YouTuber dan izzo uploaded footage of a red fox making a loud screeching noise, which gained over 3.3 million views and 2,400 comments in the next seven years (shown below, left). On November 16th, the /r/foxes[5] subreddit was launched for discussions about the animals. On February 13th, 2010, YouTuber hulibird uploaded video of a tame red fox enthusiastically greeting its owner (shown below, right). Over six years, the video garnered upwards of 4.5 million views and 10,800 comments.

On February 4th, 2011, YouTuber Pontus Jarnemyr posted a video of a red fox licking a window, gathering more than 2.2 million views and 5,800 comments within five years (shown below, left). On August 14th, The Fox Blog[6] was launched on Tumblr. On November 9th, 2013, YouTuber foxalbiazul uploaded footage of a man interacting with his affectionate pet red fox (shown below, right). In the first two years, the video received over 15.4 million views and 26,600 comments. On January 5th, 2014, the Tumblr blog Foxes Only[7] was created, which highlights photographs, illustrations and images of wild foxes.

Ylvis – The Fox

Ylvis – The Fox is a song by the Norwegian comedy music duo Ylvis. The song features onomatopoeic sounds describing what a fox would sound like.


Kitsune is the Japanense word for "fox" and is typically associated with the foxes of Japanese folklore, known as wise, magical beings with the power to shapeshift into a human. They appear in multiple animes, manga, and video games and Internet fan art.


From left to right: Kitsune from the eroge Monster Girl Quest; Traditional Japanese kitsune art

Stoned Fox

Stoned Fox is a Russian photoshop meme in which a cutout image of a stuffed fox is edited onto images for humorous effect.


Foxy is a fox-like animatronic character from the point-and-click survival horror game Five Nights at Freddy's. The character is popular on the Internet with large fanbased on both Tumblr and DeviantArt.


Star Fox

Star Fox is a science fiction rail shooter video game developed by Nintendo. The main protagonist is an anthropomorphic fox named Fox McCloud.

Fox McCloud, the protagonist of Star Fox

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External References

[1] Wikipedia – The Fox and the Grapes

[2] Gateways to Babylon – How Enki surrendered to the Earth Mother and Queen

[3] Issendai – Kitsune – the Japanese fox

[4] Wikipedia – Lollardy

[5] Reddit – /r/foxes

[6] Tumblr – The Fox Blog

[7] Tumblr – Foxes Only

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