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This charming and photogenic little critter is a bat-eared fox. He or she very obligingly sat there and opened her (we’ll assume it’s a lady fox – er, a vixen, I suppose) eyes for me, then kept a steady pose while I struggled to avoid the glare on her glass wall.

Did you know that the plural of fox used to be foxen, or – depending on exactly when and where you were – voxen? I’m quite fond of the Middle English practice of pluralizing using -en. Still exists in words like children.

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