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Hunter removes fox frozen in block of ice from Danube


Published: 14 January 2017 Saturday, 05:18  PM

Hunter removes fox frozen in block of ice from Danube

Bonn, Jan 14 (deutschenews24.de/dpa)- A German hunter has set out a drowned fox frozen into a block of river ice as a warning of the dangers of thin ice on the river Danube.

The animal fell through the ice of the river in the village of Fridingen in the south-west of the country, drowned and was then frozen into a solid block of ice, Franz Stehle told dpa on Friday.

"We sawed the ice block with the fox inside out of the river on January 2 and then placed it on display in the courtyard of the hunting lodge as a warning," Stehle said.

Stehle said that it was not unusual for animals living near the river to break through the ice.

"Once I discovered a deepfrozen deer, and wild boar I have found three or four times already in the last 40 years," he said.

Stehle stressed that the frozen fox was natural, not a prank.

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