The Ingenious Way Foxes Get Rid of Fleas

Animals have been plagued by fleas since the dawn of time, but some are better at ridding themselves of the little pests than others. That’s where the fox is “top dog.” To rid itself of fleas, a fox will take a stick in its mouth and back slowly into a stream of water. Its steps are guarded, slowly taken one and a time. The tail submerges first, then the body, until all of the fleas have migrated to the only dry surface — the fox’s head. The fox finally dips its head beneath the water, and the fleas crawl onto the stick, which the fox then lets float away. The fox jumps onto dry land, freed from all the fleas. The fox’s method is so cunning that even mankind couldn’t teach it a better way.