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A woman has gone viral online after sharing footage of herself feeding a family of foxes in her garden with sausage rolls – as she has done for the last 25 years.
Sharon Hughes was seen in a series of videos and pictures giving the eight animals their daily breakfast of sausages and sausage rolls outside her home in East Kilbride, Glasgow.
The 56-year-old, whose clips have gained more than 90 million views, occasionally receives visits from female foxes with her cubs to feed too.
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Speaking to the Sunday Mail, the receptionist explained that she has been feeding the same family for the past 25 years and they have eradicated food waste in her household.
Sharon said: “We are now on the fourth generation of foxes. I remember feeding their great-grandparents.
“I began posting videos of the foxes being fed a few years ago and I now get messages from all over the world.
“The foxes now have 140,000 followers combined between my Instagram and TikTok accounts. There have been more than 90million views and over 10million likes on my posts.”
As well as feeding the foxes, she also looks after their medical needs as she once had to take one to an animal sanctuary in Ayrshire after it was knocked down and injured by a car – though it could not be saved.
If she sees any of the animals limping or in pain, she puts special painkillers in their sausages.
The Scots woman has even named the current generation as she claims they even answer to their own names – which include Twisted, Little Ted, Charles and Dyson.
“We call one fox Dyson because he hoovers everything up. Twisty got his name because his head is cocked on one side," she added.
"However, he has been assessed by a vet by video and is okay. He thinks it is probably genetic.
"Charles got his name after he appeared for the first time on the day of the coronation.
“The foxes are very friendly and often bring us gifts like mice, which they leave on the doorstep.”
They are also fed leftovers like pizza, eggs, Chinese takeaways and chicken legs..
“No food goes in the bin when they are about, that’s for sure,” she added.
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