Fox on a hot London roof trends on Twitter
Pictures of a ‘suspiciously relaxed’ fox sunbathing on a roof in London have become a trending moment on Twitter. The wily vulpine crept up a fire escape onto a rooftop near Finsbury Park before settling on a blanket to enjoy the evening sun, BBC wrote.
Actor Tom Bell said he took the first tentative pictures of the fox through his kitchen window to avoid scaring it.
But in the end he was up close and said: “We probably could have petted it, it was so unfazed by us.”
Pictures of the urban fox have been shared tens of thousands of times by animal lovers, with many of them tweeting their own similar experiences using #rooffox.
The building is an old warehouse repurposed for accommodation and the animal climbed up two storeys to bask in the evening sunshine. A woman walked into the downtown welfare office, trailed by 15 kids.
“Wow,” the social worker exclaimed, “are they all yours?”
“Yep they are all mine,” the flustered momma sighed, having heard that question a thousand times before. She said, “Sit down Leroy.”
All the children rushed to find seats.
“Well,” said the social worker, “then you must be here to sign up. I’ll need all your children’s names.”
“This one’s my oldest — he is Leroy.” “OK, and who’s next?” “Well, this one he is Leroy, also.”
The social worker raised an eyebrow but continued. One by one, through the oldest four, all boys, all named Leroy.
Then she is introduced to the eldest girl, named Leighroy!
“All right,” said the caseworker. “I’m seeing a pattern here. Are they all named Leroy?”
Their momma replied, “Well, yes it makes it easier. When it is time to get them out of bed and ready for school, I yell, ‘Leroy!’ and when it’s time for dinner, I just yell ‘Leroy’ and they all come.”
And if I need to stop the kid who’s running into the street, I just yell Leroy and all of them stop. It’s the smartest idea I ever had, naming them all Leroy.”
The social worker thought this over for a bit, then wrinkled her forehead and said tentatively, “But what if you just want one kid to come, and not the whole bunch?”
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