A sandwich-making fox was sighted at the Chernobyl exclusion zone dispelling the notion that nothing can survive there.
The Chernobyl disaster area in the Ukraine has become a haven for wildlife ever since being abandoned in 1986 as uninhabitable by humans.
With almost no interference from people, many natural wild animals in the region have thrived despite lingering high radiation levels, including one intrepid fox that likes sandwiches.
An amazing variety of animals have continued to flourish near Chernobyl since human inactivity including wolves, lynx, elk, wild horses, bears, and one sandwich-making fox.
It’s obvious that this little fox is unafraid of people and a bit partial to bread and meat. There’s no telling from one brief encounter whether the fox in question has been affected by radiation or is just hungry.
With so many species seemingly so well adjusted in the area, maybe one day humans will be able to return and resume cleaning up the mess they created.
Maybe it’s just as well that people stay away.