Two-legged fox spotted
We find out more about this amazing animal seen in Derbyshire, England…
Have you ever spotted a red fox in your garden, or hanging around your local area? Well, in December 2022, a couple from Derbyshire, England saw something extraordinary – a fox with just two legs!
Phil and Jane Carter spotted the agile creature in their back garden. Check out the astonishing footage…
The fox was probably looking for food like worms or berries in the grass, using its brush (tail) to help balance on its two legs. Experts have never seen anything like it in the wild before!
TV wildlife expert Mike Dilger thinks the fox was born with only its front legs – so it’s likely had the disability all its life. As it looks healthy, the two-legged fox must have found ways to adapt, hopping around and foraging for food.
Since the film was taken, Phil and Jane haven’t seen the two-legged fox again. But Phil has put up some mounted cameras in the garden, so if it does come back, they’ll spot it!
Teachers! Want your class to learn about the British Isles’ wonderful wildlife? Then check out this primary resource packed with information and activity ideas.
Spotted foxes in your garden?
Foxes might be adorable, but they’re wild animals. It’s best not to feed them, as their broad diet means they won’t be short of food. Also, it’s safer for them to not become too trusting of humans.
Learn about other British garden wildlife! Check out these adorable hedgehog facts, learn all about honey bees or discover the astonishing plant lifecycle.
If you see a fox in your garden or local area, don’t encourage it to come close to you. Keep a safe distance away and watch it quietly.
Pay attention – what does the fox look like? How are they behaving? What do you think they’re up to? The more time you spend observing, the more you’ll get to know these amazing animals!
That is so cool!!!!!
That is so cute. I bet it looks like a kangaroo when it runs.
Wow didn’t believe that when I saw it
How does it balance like that?
This is a great article
Wow! The fox must have adapted to living with 2 legs
the fox looks very cool!!!
The fox is cute and I hope it is okay
So cute! Its amazing how it stands.
It was spotted so near to where i live ! It's so cool !
It is really cool because I have never seen anything like that in my entire lifetime but if I saw one in my garden (or in real life) then it would be so cute. It would be like a pet hamster all squishy and cute and cuddly. It’s so adorable. Bye, thank you very much national geographic, bye love you and the magnificent magazines
So cool that he can walk on only two legs
Flexi- great name!
That is so cool that a fox can have 2 legs.
i hope the fox is okay and living a long happy life!:))))))
So cute! it’s magnificent, amazing! It’s incredible how it’s adapted
It’s so cool! When I first saw it I couldn’t believe my eyes!
I hope he lives a long life and stays okay out in the wild
Oh my gosh I wonder if I'll ever see a fox like that if I'm a animal rescuer when i grow up
well some people are born without limbs so why not a fox?
It looks amazing. I Wonder how it Lost its leg maybe it has or a disability. it’s cool it balances with its tail.
I think the fox is super cute! It’s amazing how wildlife adapts so easily!
I think it's really neat how this fox adapted to walk on two legs!
It is rare, cute and awesome to balance on two legs. Hope it will live a happy life:)
It’s the most amazing thing I’ve seen today!
It is awesome what nature can do!
Wow! I’ve never seen anything like it! I observed the behaviour of the two-legged fox and I saw how it was using its tail to balance! I’m so astonished at the way it moves around! It moved like a bird!
It's like it's doing a handstand. It's so clever!
That’s some good balance for a two - legged fox!
Wow!! That’s soo cool, never seen anything move that way!
It’s incredible how it has adapted to living like that!
I think it's amazing that the fox is coping so well!
Its really cute and special. I hope it is ok
it seems so unique and able to walk without falling over :)
wow so cool good on him for finding a new angle in life
Omg I cant believe my eyes it’s very cute but I hope it’s ok
That is weird.
its so cool it almost looks like a dinosaur and i love dinos
That is super weird
I love foxes
That’s cool I hope that fox is okay
I love this! I like how this is natural and it’s not our fault
its like doing a headstand
we ADORE foxes their so cute but this one is the most cute it looks like a kangaroo
its so interesting that the fox was waking on two legs.
So cute! I feel sorry for him, even though it’s really cool and unique at the same time to have only two legs
JUST WOW !! I hope the fox is living a happy life even though the fox only has two legs
That's so amazing that it's walking like a person
I really like and car about animal, he is cute and at the same time weird I am so amazed!!!WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Coolest thing ever
The fox is amazing and does not have two but it is still very strong.
I like foxes i have a big teddy it is amazing
It must have very strong legs.
So cute & adorable! But was it born with only two legs or did it lose them?
I thought it was an animation at first but then I realised It was actually a fox. wow!
Poor fox l hope he’s okay
So unique and beautiful
It’s so cool
that is amazing
I love foxes
The fox seems very unique with it's two legs. I really hope it's ok:)
Foxex need legs to walk and run and climb and jump
It has a disability but also an ability!
I feel so sorry for it, hope it is ok
its so special i love it
I hope the little fox is ok , we sometimes see foxes in our garden
Whaaaaat? Is that!
Wow so surprising ! We have a lot of foxes in our neighbourhood but never seen something like that! So cute and rad!!!
it looks like its adapting very well but I still feel sorry for it
so cute and the people in the comments don't feel bad it's living life the way it has for a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG TIME
I have never seen such an amazing thing and I don't know how he survives like that though I do feel sorry for him It is like he's hand standing
That is so cool!
Its so weird and strange but cool at the same time
i hope its ok out there
It is amazing that it is still walking and it balances with it's tail
It's so Amazing That it has two legs and it's still walking
he is so adorable!
That is amazing I would never even think that it would be possible really cool.
It's more like kangaroo than a fox!!!!
Wow! Cool! At least he seems to be able to get around ok
I feel so bad and hope that it gets better soon, I will be thinking of it!
The little fox is so cute i hope it lives a long and happy life!
I feel bad for him
I’ve never seen something so strange
I hope it feels better soon.
I feel so sorry for it it’s super cool though plus it’s so cute
I hope it get's better soon poor little thing!!!!!!
wow! I'm speachless
So cute but really weird I felt sorry for it
Its Cool and weird at the same time.
It is a miracle
I feel so bad and hope that the adorable Fox gets better each and each second! You make my day but you'll be in my prayers tonight!
I feel super bad for it and hope that it's ok!
Its so cool, I never thought it exists!
Sad,CRAZY & cute!!!
Wow! Did it jump
Bruh, that’s so weird and cool
Wow that's cool
I feel so bad for that fox.Please look after it
That is very interesting!
I loved this it is fascinating!
That is so crazy! I have seen this all over the news recently it's amazing how animals can survive without limbs!!
I’ve never seen something like that before,that is super cool
I want to know how it lost two legs and I want to know how it got in the garden, does it have super powers?
It looks so weird
sorry for the fox
That’s super cool