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Life Comes At You Fast, Especially If You’re This Fox Frozen In A Solid Block Of Ice

I’ve never seen a cooler picture in my life. I thought this only happened in cartoons?

This fox is frozen in a block of ice. Perfectly intact. Not a single hair on his little fox body out of place. Just a fox icicle. Life comes at you fast, I guess. One minute you’re being a fox and searching for field mice and the next you’re a perfectly formed ice luge. All that’s missing is the Fireball.

From Daily Mail:

An extraordinary image has captured a drowned fox encased in blocks of ice after it fell into a river during freezing temperatures that are sweeping across much of Europe.

The animal is said to have fallen through a layer of thin ice on the Danube river in Baden-Württemberg, Germany four days ago and was discovered on Friday trapped in ice by local resident Johannes Stehle.

A member of the public used a saw to cut the fox out of the three blocks it was in frozen in.

It’s surprising to me that a fox can make a mistake like this. They’re pretty smart little fuckers I’m pretty sure, based on my gut animal instinct and nothing more. If you’re a fox living in a part of the world where rivers freeze solid, it’s engrained in your fox DNA not to walk out onto the river unless it can undoubtedly support your weight. I get natural selection and all that, but this seems like day 1 fox survival stuff to me.

Now for the question everyone is asking themselves right now: Is he okay? I don’t know the answer. I’ve seen Austin Powers and so have you, so we know for a fact that living things can be frozen for decades and come out feeling right as rain once they thaw out. Feeling like they took a quick nap and woke up like no time has passed.

Like maybe they throw this fox in a freezer for 30 years and then thaw him out and see what happens? A case study? Let him adjust to life in 2047 and document the results? His hair is out of style and German nature-society now accepts all inter-species commingling. Foxes are now best friends with rabbits. Eagles and small fish now chill together at the banks of rivers. Just a different world.

It’s something to think about.

[via Daily Mail]

Image via Shutterstock

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Dillon Cheverere

Dillon Cheverere (@DCheverere) is the Vice President of Media for Grandex, Inc. He's a native Texan with a full head of hair and knows his way around a nice box of red wine. Dorn graduated (BBA) with a GPA sitting in the meaty part of the bell curve, not lagging behind, but not trying to show off, either. Golf is his game now. He's long off the tee but can't putt for shit. Email: dillon@grandex.co

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