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A Fox Pays a Surprise Visit to the Acropolis in Athens

A Fox Pays a Surprise Visit to the Acropolis in Athens
A Fox Pays a Surprise Visit to the Acropolis in Athens. Credit: marietta fotinou / tiktok screenshot

A fox visited the Acropolis in Athens recently. This rare incident was captured on video footage uploaded to TikTok.

Marieta Fotinou’s video shows a fox ambling down Dionysios Aeropagitou, a pedestrian thoroughfare beneath the Acropolis. Despite these animals being observed in other parts of Attica, it was an unexpected sight in the heart of Athens.


Πολύ λογικό να βρεις αλεπού κάτω από την Ακρόπολη …. #αθηνα #ακροπολη #αλεπου

♬ πρωτότυπος ήχος – Marietta Fotinou

The fox will not survive in such a harsh and developed area as the center of Athens, according to the video’s commenters, who urged animal protection organizations to be notified.

Others said that because these creatures are so hungry, they choose to descend into populated areas for food.

The most well-known kind of fox in Greece is the red fox. Its hair is ruddy with white-colored legs and belly. Its length is around sixty to ninety centimeters, and its tail is quite fluffy. It can weigh approximately seven to ten kilograms.

The fox lives a lonely life aside from the period of reproduction in January. One fox can bring forth four to five baby foxes. It resides almost everywhere within Greece from plains to forests and to areas with intense human presence.

The global distribution of foxes, along with their widespread reputation for cunning, has contributed to their prominence in popular culture and folklore in many societies around the world.

In ancient Greece, storyteller Aesop is credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop’s Fables many of which have foxes as protagonists.

Some are short and some are long, but all of them are historically and morally interesting, portraying the fox as a quick-witted animal.


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