In a beautiful yet tragic display of nature, a fox became an accidental sculpture after drowning in a river.
A hunter in southwest Germany named Franz Stehle came across the fox last December. He told German news outlet Bild that he saw the fox in a frozen river and cut it out. He could not help but photograph the makeshift sculpture afterwards. Elliot Wagland, photo editor at Huffington Post UK, tweeted the photo:
A block of ice containing a drowned fox who broke through the thin ice four days earlier sits on the bank of the Danube pic.twitter.com/dhvnCQFsVl
— Elliot Wagland (@elliotwagland) January 13, 2017
Stehle said he has stumbled upon frozen deer and boar before, too. The Independent reports that extreme weather has swept Baden-Württemberg, the area of Germany the fox was found. Over 60 people have passed away due to the wintery weather.
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