Sunday 25 June 2017

Fox frozen in block of ice after falling into river

A block of ice containing a drowned fox who broke through the thin ice of the Danube river in Fridingen, southern Germany (Johannes Stehle/dpa via AP)
A block of ice containing a drowned fox who broke through the thin ice of the Danube river in Fridingen, southern Germany (Johannes Stehle/dpa via AP)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A hunter in Germany has put on show a block of ice containing a fox that he says fell into the chilly Danube and drowned, in what he called a warning of the dangers of the icy river.

Franz Stehle told news agency dpa that the block containing the fox was extracted from the ice on January 2 and put on display outside his family's hotel in Fridingen.

The town is on the upper reaches of the Danube, close to its source in south-western Germany.

Mr Stehle said it is not unusual for animals to break through the frozen surface of the river in winter.

He said he has seen a frozen deer and wild boar before.

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