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Fox cub tries its best to scare off garden ornament

"They generally ignored the stone bear ornament but one day the most confident of the cubs decided to investigate the intruder and try to see it off."

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A plucky fox cub was spotted trying to scare off a garden ornament. (Steve Midgley via SWNS)

By Dean Murray via SWNS

A plucky fox cub was spotted trying to scare off a garden ornament.

Steve Midgley snapped the youngster as it tried to intimidate the stone teddy bear in a Halifax garden in June.

Its siblings also tried their luck practicing hunting skills on a real teddy bear their mom had acquired.

"The fox den is at the bottom of a garden underneath ivy and brambles. It's a well populated area of Halifax surrounded by houses and roads so they are definitely urban foxes," Steve said.

A plucky fox cub was spotted trying to scare off a garden ornament. (Steve Midgley via SWNS)
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"The cubs would venture out around 7 P.M. and run riot in the garden. The vixen would bring back all sorts of things for them to play with, and the lawn was often littered with dog toys, balls and items of clothing.

"They generally ignored the stone bear ornament but one day the most confident of the cubs decided to investigate the intruder and try to see it off.

"It was great to watch as the cub tried to exert its authority over its territory."

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