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Fox found in London's Shard skyscraper

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London Bridge ShardWhile most animals prefer a ground-level existence, it appears some foxes enjoy the high life. Animal control experts disapprove, as the BBC reports:

We explained to him that if foxes were meant to be 72 storeys off the ground, they would have evolved wings

Construction of the Shard is scheduled for completion before the 2012 Olympics. When finished, it will be the tallest building in the European Union.


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Urban foxes are known to live in the area, as a Google search for 'Tennis Street+SE1+fox' will indicate and this photo of mine (taken just 5 minutes' walk from the Shard construction site) confirms:

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There's an obvious (if incorrect) "flying fox" joke there.

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He wants to fly, so he can reach the highest, of all of the heavens.

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we should get that little fellow an Arwing! :D

~ The Legendary RingtailedFox

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