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Fox in Hounslow fights off love rival while mating

  • Jealous fox circles the pair in a car park in Hounslow, London, to get them to stop
  • Animals stuck in sexual position known as the copulatory tie, common with foxes
  • But male lover manages to fend challenger off and even gives him a cheeky bite 

This is the bizarre moment a male fox in the middle of mating with a vixen had to fend off a jealous love rival who wanted in on the action.

The jealous fox can be seen circling the loved-up pair in a car park while yelping and barking as he tries to put them off and get them to stop. 

The two foxes locked together manage to fend off the fox – and the male love rival even gave the noisy fox a cheeky bite.

The jealous fox can be seen circling the loved-up pair in a car park while yelping and barking as he tries to put them off and get them to stop

The male and female were stuck together facing in different directions as the battle continued around a small car park outside a block of flats in Hounslow, west London, on Sunday.

After foxes have mated they can stay physically attached in a sexual position, known as the copulatory tie, for up to an hour.

For more than two minutes the challenger attempted to break up the couple by running towards the male and circling them.

The two foxes locked together manage to fend off the fox - and the male love rival even gave the noisy fox a cheeky bite

The two foxes locked together manage to fend off the fox – and the male love rival even gave the noisy fox a cheeky bite

But the determined male managed to rebuff the advance and see off the chancer, who had a huge bald patch down his left side.

Feroz Farooq, 35, was looking out of his window when he saw the tussle unfolding.

The supply teacher said: ‘I initially thought that the male fox was protecting the female.

After foxes have mated they can stay physically attached in a sexual position, known as the copulatory tie, for up to an hour

After foxes have mated they can stay physically attached in a sexual position, known as the copulatory tie, for up to an hour

The loud standoff lasted for two minutes before the mating pair broke free and the male foxes chased each other

The loud standoff lasted for two minutes before the mating pair broke free and the male foxes chased each other

‘I didn’t realise they were stuck from from mating. I have a lot of foxes that travel through my garden and see them most days, but never saw something like that.’

Throughout the grudge-match ear-piercing barks can be heard coming from the animals.

The amorous pair finally became separated and the two males chased each other off into a nearby bush.  



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