Is that dog with a far from poultry appetite a fox?!

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Is that dog with a far from poultry appetite a fox?!

A family pet that turned out to be an Andean fox has thrown the spotlight on wildlife trafficking in Peru

Reuters

When Maribel Sotelo and her family bought a cute new puppy from a small shop in central Lima, they had little idea they had just let a fox into the henhouse — quite literally.

The family pet initially played happily with other dogs in the area, but as it grew up signs emerged that something wasn’t quite right.

The “dog”, called Run Run, began to chase chickens and ducks to kill or eat them, provoking anger in the community. It turned out it was an Andean fox, which has thin legs, a bushy tail, a pointed head and prominent ears...

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