Clever fox snatches an unsuspecting man’s phone

Swiper, no swiping!


Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Published Jun 11, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 3:00 pm CDT

We’ve come to realize that foxes have some pretty nuanced personalities. They play with toys in people’s backyards. They make their own sandwiches. And now, one fox just wants a smartphone to text his besties (and maybe play some Candy Crush). 

Video footage captures the cute criminal’s master plan. First, distract the victim with sheer adorableness; then swiftly snatch the phone with its mouth. The Mirror reports that the video was shot in the Saudi Arabian desert, where such foxes are known to make their homes.

Damn, that guy’s pretty brave for reaching into the burrow to grab his phone back. Could’ve gotten a texting finger bit off or something.

H/T Arbroath, Mirror| Photo via nostri-imago/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Jun 11, 2015, 12:26 pm CDT