A farmer found five little puppies in his barn. At first he thought they were his dog’s puppies, but what he discovered totally shocked him!
After picking up one of the little babies, he realised that they were actually little baby foxes!
They had just been born and the resemblance was so incredible that it was easy to mistake them. The little fox cubs had only been together for a few days, and their mother wasn’t even around.
Gemma, the farmer’s daughter, wanted to help the little babies. At first she didn’t want to touch them and took them away from the place, hoping that their mother would appear.
The next day, the little babies were still lying in the same place. It was obvious that the mother had not appeared during the night. The babies lay snuggled close to each other, keeping warm in this way.
Famrer and his daughter agreed that the babies had to find a suitable shelter where they would not freeze and that they had to be fed because otherwise they would not survive.
The idea was to help them grow and release them back into their natural habitat in due course.
It is natural for babies to bond with their mother or a being who cares for them while they are still weak, and so one baby developed an incredible bond with Gemma.
One of the baby foxes felt Gemma completely as its mother. An interesting fact is that dogs and foxes have one thing in common: They remember the first thing they see after they open their eyes for the first time. Little babies follow this image, repeat all the habits and bond with their mother like a child. This is how this little fox first saw Gemma and bonded with her forever.
Gemma was not immune to this attachment either and decided to adopt one of the babies forever. She named Vixie, and from that moment on their bond became unbreakable. Vixie is not like other foxes. Gemma says her baby is calm, friendly and very gentle.
The other foxes in the litter are not used to people. They were taken to a shelter and then released into the wild.