German fox gives up shoe fetish

2011-07-26 15:28

Foehren, Germany – A fox that has a penchant for stealing shoes has apparently kicked his habit, locals said in the German town of Foehren, near Luxembourg.

Over the course of two years, the fox nabbed 300 shoes, sandals, boots or any other footwear left outside people’s homes or in their gardens.

But after a few more shoe disappearances earlier this year, residents have realised that it is safe again for them to leave their shoes outside.

“It has grown quiet around the fox,” said Rudolf Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt, a nobleman in whose forest the fox had his lair, which at one point was surrounded by shoes.

Von Kesselstatt thought the fox had simply moved on. So far, however, there have been no reports of missing shoes from surrounding towns.

“It was a curious tale. But at some point it had to come to an end,” said the town’s mayor, Juergen Reinehr.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.