At one point or another, we have all wanted a domesticated fox.
Emma D’Sylva helps out as many wild animals as she can. She takes in rescues that oftentimes have never known the wild, such as her favorite fox, Todd. This once wild, but now domesticated, fox was taken in by D’Sylva at four months old and has been hand-raised ever since. Unfortunately, Todd is completely deaf and most likely wouldn’t survive in the wild.
D’Sylva takes all of her rescues, such as skunks and raccoons, to schools and retirement homes where people who often do not encounter creatures like these can see how fascinating these animals really are.
Of course, it’s not a wise idea to capture and attempt to domesticate any wild animal. The animals, such as Todd, are rescues and require permits and training to be able to care for them.
Todd has not only bonded with D’Sylva, but also with her “real” dogs!
D’Sylva says that Todd acts just like any other dog would.
“He is very playful with me” said D’Sylva. “He will run up to me wagging his tail, when I go to feed him and he will roll over to have his belly tickled. He is similar to a dog but he is a bit more hyperactive”
She continued. “He gets on with my two dogs, and wants to play with them all the time.”
The fact Todd is deaf makes things a little more challenging.
“I can’t let him off the lead because he’s deaf so I can’t shout him to come back.” D’Sylva said.
It sure looks like Todd may have lucked out to have one heck of a good life.
All images via Daily Mail