City foxes braver but not smarter than rural cousins, apparently

Posted By on August 10, 2023

The study, published in Animal Behaviour, left puzzles in foxes’ habitats for them to solve to get rewards of food. City foxes were more likely to touch the puzzles but both sets of foxes were equally likely — or unlikely — to solve them.

I strongly suspect that the city foxes thought “nah… can’t be bothered, I saw half a kebab back down the road, or we might get some dog food and cheese if we swing by that back garden…

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