A Real Shoe Vixen Has Been Unmasked

A forest worker has solved the mystery of the missing shoes in the small western German town of Foehren. It turns out a fox was stealing the shoes overnight from outside the locals’ front doors. The worker came across a pile of shoes strewn in front of a fox den and discovered even more shoes down the hole. “There was everything from ladies’ shoes to trainers,” said a local police spokesman. “We’ve found between 110 and 120 so far.” The spokesman suspects the vixen thought the shoes would make great playthings for her cubs. Although, many of the shoes were missing laces (See even thieves can be good moms — She didn’t want her cubs choking themselves, so she removed the laces.), they were still in great condition and the owners were happy to claim them, said the spokesman, who added that there was no planned retaliation against the fox. [Reuters]

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