Fox who was rescued as a baby cub and thinks he is a DOG now goes for walks on a lead and even wags his tail
Todd, who was rescued as a four-month-old cub, has been raised as a domestic pet by his owner Emma D’Sylva.
Now 11 months old, Todd sleeps in a kennel, plays with Ms D’Sylva’s other dogs Sky and Oakley, and goes for walks on a lead.
‘Todd has been captive-bred so he has never been in the wild,’ Ms D’Sylva, 25, told MailOnline.
‘I’ve had him since he was about four months old because his previous owners couldn’t look after him any more.
‘I get people coming over to me asking if he is a fox and if they can stroke him.
‘He is very playful with me. He will run up to me wagging his tail when I go to feed him and he will roll over to have his belly tickled.
‘He will come into the house but he has got a purpose built enclosure and he much prefers being outside.’
Ms D’Sylva’s home in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, is also home to a skunk, raccoon, lizards and snakes.
She takes many of her 40 animals to schools and care homes so children and the elderly can interact with them.
The RSPCA said it was not illegal to have a fox as a pet, but warned they were not domestic animals and would have the same needs that it would in the wild.