Friday, 21 April 2017

The Frozen Mr Fox

Following on from the two moose frozen in combat ....This from Germany.

Frozen Fox
The poor creature was pulled from the Danube river in south-western Germany after it fell through thin ice in January 2017 being discovered by a hunter.

Ice Block Cut From The River

The extracted block of ice containing the animal was put on display outside a hotel in Fridingen on January 2, to warn others of the dangers of the icy river.

So there you are .... I had barely heard of this phenomena earlier this year, and now I find its actually quite common.


  1. Well that's one solution to the riddle of how to cross the river with a fox, a chicken and some grain!

  2. Had to look that up - never heard it before. For other readers the riddle in full is A man has to get a fox, a chicken, and a sack of grain across a river. He has a row boat, and it can only carry him and one other thing. The problem is that if the fox and the chicken are left together, the fox will eat the chicken. If the chicken and the corn are left together, the chicken will eat the corn.

    Spoiler: Answer below ....

    The man and the chicken cross the river, (the fox and grain are safe together), he leaves the chicken on the other side and goes back across.

    The man then takes the fox across the river, and since he can't leave the fox and chicken together, he brings the chicken back.

    Again, since the chicken and grain can't be left together, he leaves the chicken and he takes the grain across and leaves it with the fox.

    He then returns to pick up the chicken and heads across the river one last time.

    .... Of course if the fox decides to decides to swim across and its winter and it freezes in the river (as in Vroomfondel's suggestion)... then the man has no problem with taking either the chicken or the grain on first trip, but has to cut the fox out of the ice after the first trip taking the either the chicken or grain across as they still cant be left together.


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