These are the super cute pictures of an abandoned baby fox snuggling up with his best friend – a teddy bear.
Puggle was found abandoned at just two weeks old in a north London back garden and handed over to the National Fox Welfare Society.
The orphaned youngster has been nursed back to health alongside a teddy bear, which he is rarely seen without.
The fox society nurses fox cubs back to health if they are injured or abandoned, and Puggle was the first of the breeding season to come to them.
By the summer, Puggle will be big and strong enough to venture back into the wild on his own.
The society will ‘soft release’ him with a group of other orphaned foxes.
Puggle the fox takes his beloved teddy bear with him absolutely everywhere, his carer has said.
Martin Hemmington, director of the National Fox Welfare Society, said his washing machine has been in ‘overdrive’ since he gave the fox cub a cuddly toy.
The fox enthusiast, who has run the volunteer society for almost 30 years said that when an orphaned fox comes in on its own, he will give it a soft teddy for company.
He said: “When foxes come in a group, they’ve got each other for company but when they’re on their own it’s nice to give them something to cuddle up to.
“I give them a teddy, a hot water bottle and a clock, which is like a heart beat of their mum.
“But Puggle loves his teddy more than usual.
“One minute he’ll cuddle up to it then he’ll go to the toilet on it and the next minute he’s throwing it around and playing with it, our washing machine has been in overdrive.”
Martin brought the north London fox back to his home in Rushden, Northamptonshire, after he was struggling to take to a bottle.
He said: “He first went to two of our rescuers and both of them were saying he wont have the bottle so I collected him and brought him back with me.
“After a while he took to it and even now he is still on the bottle.”
Puggle is about six weeks old now and Martin said he should be eating solid food by now.
He said: “You’d think they’re spitting it out by now but nope, he loves it. I guess he’s young at heart.”