This right here is why patience always pays off.
In a video coming out of Kakisa in the Northwest Territories, we see a fox on the hunt for some dinner. This isn't just any fox, though.
There's a decent chance you've seen a red fox dive into the snow to grab its prey, but this is on a whole different level. This fox has better form than any predatory animal out there. In fact, its dive looks so natural, it should probably consider a taking its talents to the diving board.
Without further ado, here's the Greg Louganis of foxes.
Watch the video below:
Did you see the vertical on that thing? How about the penetration? All you could see was the bushy tail sticking out of the snow!
Whenever I watch a fox, a coyote or a wolf hunting, I always start wondering what a domesticated dog would do in the wild. I mean, stray dogs survive all the time, but would instincts like this kick in?
The fox's old-fashioned dive-and-pounce technique resembles a bird dog pointing its prey, so I have to think a dog would act similarly in the same conditions.
I can't imagine many dogs would be happy about Arctic winters in this part of Canada, though, which is why foxes are one of North America's toughest predators.