A Red Fox Dives Headfirst into Snow in Search of Food

In this stunning segment from the Discovery Channel series “North America”, a red fox dives headfirst into the snow to search for his next meal. While he is absolutely adorable to watch, the fox is actually using an innate strategy within his environment.

A red fox pinpoints field mice buried deep beneath the snow, using his sensitive hearing and the magnetic field of the North Pole to plot his trajectory.

In other words, this fox is not whooping it up by thrashing about in the snow; there truly is a method to his madness.

Fox Diving Into Snow

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.