The Foxy Golfball Thief

Tom Houk of Steamboat Springs, Colorado built a putting green in his yard, and got into the habit of leaving his golf balls where they landed until he returned. A few months ago, he woke to find all his golf balls gone! Houk produced more balls, but the next day, they would be gone, too. This continued until Houk finally spotted the thief.
A hairless fox was standing there with one of his golf balls in his mouth.

"We just couldn't believe it and we thought he just snatched one," Houk said.

The fox had more than one golf ball in mind.

"He doesn't just take one ball," Sally Houk said. "He came back and forth and back and forth until he took all of them."

Tom Houk thinks the fox has taken nearly 100 of his golf balls.

What does a fox do with a hundred golf balls? Jerry Neal of the Colorado Division of Wildlife thinks he probably plays with them. No word on what size clubs the fox uses. Link -via Arbroath

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Our golf course used to have foxes on it. The golf balls look like hen eggs, which the foxes eat. They chew on the golf balls kind of like a dog. Unfortunately, this particular golf course decided that the foxes were annoying and they slaughtered every last one. Haven't seen a fox in town since. They got away with it too. I hope this fox doesn't suffer a similiar fate.
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