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Fox cub visits schoolgirl's garden and enjoys her singing

07-12-2012 10:20 BJT

A seven-year-old girl,Lydia Dimmock, has struck up an unlikely friendship with an abandoned fox cub - after it fell in love with her singing.

The male cub was abandoned shortly after it was born. Lydia started leaving bread and milk out for it to eat at night after she first spotted the animal in her play den at the bottom of the garden.

The fox, which Lydia nicknamed 'Foxy Loxy' after the character from the Disney film Chicken Little, is so smitten with the schoolgirl he even plays with her.

Astonishingly, the fox comes out during the day to watch Lydia sing in her garden and jumps alongside her when she plays on her trampoline.

The fox, which Lydia nicknamed "Foxy Loxy" after the character from the Disney film Chicken Little, is so smitten with the schoolgirl and even plays with her.

Lydia, who wants to be a vet when she gets older, said: "Foxy Loxy is so cute, I really like him. I make up songs and sing to him and he barks back. I love seeing him."

Lydia with her mother Zillah father Andrew: They say whenever they go into the garden Foxy always hides but it always comes out when Lydia comes out to play.

The male cub was abandoned shortly after it was born in May so Lydia started leaving bread and milk out for it to eat at night.


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