A family in Lima, Peru, bought a fox thinking they had adopted a puppy. Environmental officials discovered the animal after it fled the residence and began attacking chickens in the neighborhood.
The fox, which is not a domestic animal, was called “run run” or “run run” in free translation. She is about eight months old and the Peruvian Forest Service has been looking for her since May.
The person responsible for purchasing the animal, Maribel Sotello, told the Peruvian press that he had bought the alleged dog at a fair for the equivalent of R$72.00. Sellers even said that the fox was a Siberian Husky dog.
“My son wanted a pet and he didn’t know it was a fox, it grew and started trying to bite things, only then my husband said ‘It’s a fox, not a dog,'” Sotello of Peru Indicates the channel.
“Run Run” has been killing chickens, chickens and guinea pigs since escaping from the family home on May 24, but still returning to the old house at night to look for food.
The woman also reports that the fox feeds very carefully so as not to end up eating the sedatives used by environmental officials to capture it.
The mammal was spotted by one of the neighbors of the family, who recorded the animal’s movements during the day and night. The video went viral on Tiktok and has garnered over 2 million views so far.