It is amazing how some people have the gift to block out noise and being uncomfortable and easily fall asleep anytime and anywhere. This condition is called narcolepsy and apparently, this does not only apply to humans but also to animals. This is evident in the pictures shared by Sara Ryan’s parents. Her dad found a sleeping fox in their backyard and took a few pictures of it.
Since everyone is advised to practice social distancing as a way to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, the sight of a fox peacefully sleeping in a tree stump was just amazing. It appeared to be enjoying its nap time, unbothered by anything or anyone else! It’s a refreshing sight from the new “normal” that people have gotten used to these days, concerning the quarantine protocol.
Sara shared the pictures through her Twitter account with a caption describing the fox as a sweet one sleeping on a tree stump in their backyard and it’s gathered about 85K retweets plus 487K likes and instantly went viral. Additionally, Sara stated that the fox was the playmate of her sister’s dog and it’s been in their parents’ backyard quite a few times that winter, but only at nights. They were amazed to see her sleeping on the stump during that day. The stump was the remains of a tree that was cut down by the city sometime in October last year. They have eventually grown fond of the fox that her sister even named it Nezuko!
Foxes can climb a high tree easily as this is their way of survival by escaping predators and they would also put their litter high above the ground, around 20 feet or more. This is according to a non-profit named Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust. Foxes also like to take occasional naps in owl or hawk nests. The fox has been in the backyard for some time that they feel like it has grown familiar with them that when someone passes by from doing the grocery, Nezuko would just simply look at them as they pass by and then would continue with her nap. Sara thinks the fox likes the stump as it’s a sunny spot and a garage in another yard protects the spot.
Netizens left comments about Nezuko’s pictures and updates. Some express they don’t like hunting and finds it sickening that someone wants to hurt an animal like Nezuko. They say foxes look like “big, ginger dogs.” Some even thought the stump was as cute as Nezuko. One of the netizens even shared an emotional encounter with a fox in her garden and she thought it was dead so she called a friend and asked him to come and take a look. She was relieved when she was told the fox was just taking its time to relax and sunbathe!