r/NatureIsFuckingLit Dec 08 '22 Silver 2 Wholesome 1 Hugz 1

🔥 This fox pup practices its hunting skills on a butterfly

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8.3k Upvotes

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u/jello1990 Dec 08 '22

Aren't juvenile foxes called kits?

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u/GreyGooseTheDM Dec 09 '22

Roll initiative.

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '22

Dang that is cute!

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u/Stellarjay_9723 Dec 08 '22

Fox pups are called kits 😁

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u/-MotherNight- Dec 08 '22

You sure it isn't the other way around? A "boop, got your nose" situation, perhaps.

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u/ABinturong Dec 08 '22

This is better than any Disney movie.

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u/Training_Age_Reed Dec 08 '22

Wa pa pa pa pa pa pow frak kaka kaka kakaka kow ! Ring ding ding ding deringeding !

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u/objet_darte Dec 08 '22

fish goes blub

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u/Kavitajoshi_90 Dec 08 '22

Damm! its beautiful

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u/NKO_five Dec 08 '22

Silly bot forgot to credit the original author

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u/feminismisdumbxD Dec 08 '22

this is what you care abo

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u/ares5404 Dec 08 '22

Awwe, made my day

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u/Abject-Rich Dec 08 '22

May be a dragonfly? No?

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u/redCompex Dec 08 '22

Its actually a moth. Tyria jacobaeae, the cinnabar moth. The black and red coloring is a warning and the kit probably had a bad few moments afterwords lol. They can be toxic, but mostly just super bitter tasting.

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u/LambCo64 Dec 08 '22

Came here to say this.

When I was a kid, maybe 6 or 7, there was one what looked JUST LIKE one of these on my back garden.

I'd always wanted to catch a Butterfly. I snuck up behind it really, really slowly. I cupped my hands and pounced.

YES!

I GOT IT.

I had a look between my fingers and I could see it.

After a few seconds, satisfied with my ninja like speed and skill, I opened my hands to release it.

It didn't move.

It didn't move because I had successfully snuck up on and captured the torn off corner of a Mars Bar wrapper.

Years later I told my wife that story and she is the one who told me they're actually Moths.

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u/Abject-Rich Dec 08 '22

Ah…..so they change color if they feel danger? Because I took a picture of a moth with transparent wings.

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u/redCompex Dec 08 '22

No they don't change color. The moth is naturally red and black, all the time. Its a warning signal to not not eat. Some moths do have clear wings though.

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u/pressedbread Dec 09 '22

I thought it was a spotted lanternfly at first. It isn't though.

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u/TalynHysteriod Dec 08 '22

That right there is some Cinderella level shit!

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u/bluesharkblanky Dec 08 '22

Awwww he's so cute. I wanna pet him and cuddle with him.

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u/Justme100001 Dec 08 '22

Of all creatures ? Why don't you take out some mosquitos ?

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u/DefinitelyAFakeName Dec 08 '22

Fun fact, butterflies irritate the eyes of young canines and drink their tears. The saline helps them after an intense act like mating. So, there's a good chance it's drinking this boy's tears like Gatorade after it got its rocks off

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u/Agreeable-Dinner Dec 08 '22

It's a cinnabar moth.

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u/JustHereFriends Dec 08 '22

Float like a butterf…..ox?

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u/ahzabyebye Dec 08 '22

Fox's eat insects all the time. Its the main component of their diet.

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u/Freedom_Addict Dec 08 '22

It's too cute !!

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u/Longjumping_Glove915 Dec 08 '22

Love the Fox family that lives near my house in the Sieras. Loves to hang out in the afternoon and dusk in my yard. Occasionally he will play with my neighbor's dog through the fence. Definitely smart animals!

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u/Duchess_Caterpillar Dec 09 '22

looks so cute ;*

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u/Furryraptorcock Dec 09 '22

If, "Simple Jack" was a fox.

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u/Bottle-nosed-dolphin Dec 09 '22

I believe that is a moth it is practicing with, I’ve seen some moths that look like that

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u/Vivid-Apartment6370 Dec 09 '22

Thanks for dumbing it down I wouldn’t know what the fuck a kit is

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u/RuffianGhostHorse Dec 09 '22

How lovely they both are!

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u/alicedreamcar Dec 09 '22

beautiful standard fox

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u/homezlice Dec 09 '22

In George Clooney voice: ah, Rhopalocera!

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u/banner86black Dec 09 '22

Are you going to sit there and tell me this isn’t a Pokémon?

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u/NutriaOfc Dec 09 '22

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u/Quak3rc0rrupt3d Dec 23 '22

aww

but also my oc just avoiding this fox now xD

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u/Beginning-Arm-1440 Dec 09 '22

thats photo is incredible, look just at fox eyes

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u/BeEasyFloatOn Dec 08 '22

Whyyyy do so many people call dragonfly’s Butterfly

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u/Bottle-nosed-dolphin Dec 09 '22

It’s a moth

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u/BeEasyFloatOn Dec 14 '22

You seem so sure…What moth is this then?