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Adorable Foxes Can't Stop Laughing While Getting Some Belly Rubs

Caitlyn Clancey 13 Sep 2020

Guys, this is not a drill. We finally have an answer to that age-old question, "What does the fox say?" Or at least, we know what it says while it's enjoying a really good belly rub.

A heartwarming video has gone viral showing some foxes having the absolute time of their lives while their bellies get some love and attention. As for the sounds they make?

Laughter. A whole lot of laughter.

If you're like me, you've never actually heard a fox make any noise of any kind before.

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And if I'm being super honest, I just sort of always assumed they were of the silent variety.

But according to Live Science, foxes have a whole host of different vocalizations for every occasion, ranging from simple barks to communicate with their friends, to what some experts have described as "blood-curdling screams" which they emit during mating season.

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But what do they sound like when they're simply having fun, like when they're enjoying a belly rub?

According to this video, which was posted to YouTube by the rescue organization SaveAFox, they sound like they're laughing.

Seriously, watch it and tell me you don't hear giggling, not unlike the delighted noises babies make when you give their little feet a light tickle.

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Someone shared the adorable video to Twitter where it quickly (and rightfully) went viral, amassing over 430,000 likes and nearly 15 million views.

"OMG they sound like children," one user said, while another added, "I could watch this every day, and be happy."

"Sounds to me like they're imitating chickens," this person pointed out. "[A] sinister ploy to eat more chickens!"

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The SaveAFox foundation, which shared the smile-inducing video, helps to rescue foxes from fur farms and those caught and sold as domesticated pets.

As the organization's founder, Mikayla Raine, says on their website,

"[Our] sole focus is to rescue these captive born foxes (and other captive born exotics), see that they are spayed/neutered/provided all necessary veterinary needs, and tend to their care and socialization to prepare them to live happy lives in knowledgeable forever-homes."

To see even more foxes who are being given a second chance at a good life, and to enjoy as much heartwarming foxy content as you can handle, make sure to check out SaveAFox's official Instagram page

h/t: Bored Panda, SaveAFox

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