The Fox With A Footwear Fetish
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From Spiegel.de

First it was gumboots. Then it was sneakers. Finally it moved on to ladies shoes, some dark blue pumps to be exact.

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A fox like this one kept locals in Foehren wondering what happened to their shoes.

No shoe was safe from the cunning fox from Foehren in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The animal had been collecting shoes for weeks, stealing more than 200 pairs during nightly forays into gardens, terraces and entranceways. And for almost a year, locals had been mystified by the disappearance of single shoes, sometimes even pairs.

The fox's lair, filled with 120 shoes was discovered by a forest ranger in June.


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