Students and faculty at LSU in Baton Rouge, La. got an unexpected guess recently.

If you've ever walked through the campus of LSU, you know that there are many birds, squirrels, and other small animals, but never have I seen a fox on the campus.

Well, they're on campus because someone caught a red fox running on a sidewalk that is parallel to a busy road.

The wild animal did not seem to be bothered by its surroundings and who knows where it was going.

Sure, it's a bit odd to see a Fox on campus, but it is not uncommon to see wild animals in the middle of small or large cities.

In recent years we've seen several photos or videos on social media documenting wild animals near homes and busy roadways.

Foxes don't pose a danger or threat to humans, except when they're rabid or corned, but they do pose a threat to other small wildlife and pets. Many do have pets on campus, thus if you're one with a small dog or cat at LSU, you should be aware of this potential threat.

Here's the rox roaming through the campus at LSU, and we highly doubt that it will visit Milke the Tiger's habitat on campus.


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