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Moment pair of playful cubs were caught bouncing on trampoline in West Sussex garden

Moment pair of playful cubs were caught bouncing on trampoline in West Sussex garden

A pair of playful fox cubs were caught bouncing on a trampoline while exploring a garden in West Sussex.

The two cubs were chasing each other and practicing their best prey when they were caught on camera by wildlife activist Dora Nightingale.

Filmmaker Dora from Worthing, West Sussex, filmed the adorable footage after reaching out to a resident for advice on how to care for the wildlife that frequents her garden.

The two cubs were chasing each other and practicing their best prey when caught on camera by wildlife activist Dora Nightingale

The two cubs were chasing each other and practicing their best prey when caught on camera by wildlife activist Dora Nightingale

Filmmaker Dora from Worthing, West Sussex, filmed the adorable footage after being approached by a resident seeking advice on how to care for the wildlife that frequents her garden

Filmmaker Dora from Worthing, West Sussex, filmed the adorable footage after being approached by a resident seeking advice on how to care for the wildlife that frequents her garden

Dora, 58, runs a charity called Fox Guardians that protects urban foxes.  She explained: 'The cubs were teething so I gave them soft toys and balls to chew on instead of plants'

Dora, 58, runs a charity called Fox Guardians that protects urban foxes. She explained: ‘The cubs were teething so I gave them soft toys and balls to chew on instead of plants’

Dora, 58, who runs Fox Guardians – a charity that protects urban foxes – explains: ‘A lady contacted me because she was annoyed by fox cubs chewing on her plants and wanted advice on what to do about it.

“The cubs were teething, so I gave them soft toys and balls to chew on instead of plants.

“I also set up trail cameras in the hopes that the captured images would enchant the garden owner and open her heart to the little foxes.

“It worked—she was happy to see the cubs play in her yard until they moved on on their own to find their own territory.”

Dora added: 'It's fascinating to see what foxes do when humans are away.  What looks like a silly bit of fun, bouncing on a trampoline is actually an advanced role-playing game

Dora added: ‘It’s fascinating to see what foxes do when humans are away. What looks like a silly bit of fun, bouncing on a trampoline is actually an advanced role-playing game”

She said, 'One fox at the top, learning to jump very high, the other under the trampoline, pretending to be the prey.  This is how foxes learn to hunt'

She said, ‘One fox at the top, learning to jump very high, the other under the trampoline, pretending to be the prey. This is how foxes learn to hunt’

Dora added: “Fox lives are very hard and short.  The sad statistic is that only one in five fox cubs make it to their first birthday.”

Dora added: “Fox lives are very hard and short. The sad statistic is that only one in five fox cubs make it to their first birthday.”

Dora added: ‘It’s fascinating to see what foxes do when humans are away.

What looks like a silly bit of fun, bouncing on a trampoline is actually an advanced role-playing game.

‘One fox at the top, learning to jump very high, the other under the trampoline, pretending to be the prey animal. That’s how foxes learn to hunt.’

Dora added: “Fox lives are very hard and short. The sad statistic is that only one in five fox cubs make it to their first birthday.

“So why not make their lives a little better by letting them play or sleep in your yard or by giving them fresh drinking water, a handful of toys or some snacks.”

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