Foxy Lady With a Shoe Fetish

June 13, 2009 at 7:20 pm 2 comments

Apparently my Audie isn’t the only canid with a shoe fetish.  SpiegelOnline reports on a vixen with a similar peccadillo:

For more than a year, the people of Föhren, a small town in the wooded Eifel hills of western Germany, wondered who was going around stealing shoes from their doorsteps and garden terraces at night. Well over 100 muddy hiking shoes, wet Wellingtons, steel-capped workman’s boots, flipflops and old slippers went missing.

The mystery has now been solved after a forestry worker discovered an Imelda Marcos-scale collection of footwear in a fox’s den in nearby woods.


Another fox (not Imelda) goes on a shoe shopping spree

Why did “Imelda” decide to go on this little crime spree?  It seems she needed chew toys for her kits.  Locals have collected over 120 shoes from her den and an adjacent quarry where the kits have been seen playing.  Authorities believe that she’s got more shoes stashed in the den, but they’re leaving Imelda and her kits undisturbed for now.  Since she’s still pilfering shoes, perhaps to replace the ones stolen from her, it would likely be a wasted effort anyway.


Entry filed under: amazing, wildlife.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Smaki  |  June 14, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Might as well let her keep them, who wants their shoe back after it’s been chewed on?

  • 2. Sian Min  |  June 25, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    How funny!
    But it’s true, all the dogs I ever owned would prefer to chew on a shoe. Some have a distinct preference for left over right, or vice versa.

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