Fox Catches Prey Hidden Deep Under Snow By Using The Planet’s Magnetic Fields

By pairing his innate sensitive hearing with the magnetic field of the North Pole, a red fox pinpoints the precise location of field mice buried deep beneath the snow. In order to do this, he needs complete silence and a boat load of concentration.

It sounds unbelievable, but scientists noticed that he’s only successful when facing north, causing them to believe that the fox is honing in on the magnetic field of the planet, and using it to calculate and plot his trajectory.

 
fox-hunts-under-snow-1

fox-hunts-under-snow-3

Share With Your Friends