Majestic fox joins Londoner for rooftop sunbathing session
There’s only one thing in this world more cheering than the sight of a happy fox, and that’s a happy fox sunbathing on a roof terrace.
On Sunday, Tom Bell from London experienced exactly that — a fox had arrived on his roof and decided to make itself comfortable in the sweet, sweet sunshine.
Now this is one happy fox.
Just look at it stretching.
The orange guest was clearly pretty determined to get on the roof.
Such a handsome fox 🦊. How did he get on the roof? 😂
— Jess 🕊️ (@jessicaiscariad) June 10, 2018
— Tom Bell (@tombellforever) June 10, 2018
Elsewhere on Twitter, even more images of the fox were going viral.
As well as sunbathing, the fox had also been serenaded by Tom’s former housemate Steve.
Do you live with my cousin Steve
— jo livingstone (@Jo_Livingstone) June 11, 2018
Turns out the fox on Bell’s roof wasn’t London’s only furry sunbather, either.
Sunshine, foxes and even more photos of foxes: what a way to spend a Sunday.
Had people happily sending me photos of foxes in their garden all day. Best day online since my Dad worked out how to send gifs.
— Tom Bell (@tombellforever) June 11, 2018
Finally, just in case you ever find yourself in a similar situation, Mashable reached out to the RSPCA to get the low down on foxes. They sent back the following statement:
“Normally, foxes are wary of people and would run away to avoid adults and children. It’s important that people do not try to hand-feed foxes or make them tame as they will learn to trust people and can become quite bold. This may lead to them approaching people who may not like them and take action against them.
It is possible for people and pets to get mange from foxes and dogs, but the risk from foxes is very low, as direct contact is the most likely source of infection. Another disease risk is from the roundworm (Toxocara canis) found in dog, cat and fox droppings, which can cause toxocariasis in children – but the risk of children picking up this parasite from fox droppings appears to be extremely low.
For more advice about foxes, visit the RSPCA’s webpage Living with Foxes“