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Help name the #UWFoxes living on campus

Published On: Apr 23 2014 05:01:44 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 24 2014 12:42:00 PM CDT

Photo courtesy UW School of Human Ecology Facebook page


A group of foxes has made its home on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, and now campus officials are asking for help in naming them, according to an article posted by the university.

The foxes have been seen lounging on the Capitol, at the MG&E lot on East Main Street and walking down State Street over the last several months, according to the article.

The UW's School of Human Ecology is asking for the public's help in naming the foxes on Facebook and Twitter.

The foxes are content playing out in the open, and as long as people maintain a respectful distance they are likely to stay, a UW researcher said. But the male fox was hit and killed by a car on Friday night about four miles west of campus.

"It makes me nervous, the urban landscape and the big roads," said Holly Hovanec, a senior undergraduate student studying the foxes as part of her capstone project. "But they will learn. They fellow the vixen around and will learn her route."