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UPDATE: Arctic fox now home with a bum leg

 An arctic fox was picked up in South Lyon, MI. (Source SLPD)
An arctic fox was picked up in South Lyon, MI. (Source SLPD) (WILX)
Published: Feb. 21, 2020 at 3:08 PM EST
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Have you ever seen an arctic fox in Michigan?

Neither had the South Lyon Police Department until they responded to a complaint about an 'injured dog' on Friday.

As it turns out, the animal spotted near South Lyon High School was no dog.

The police department

on their Facebook page.

The fox has since been taken to the Howell Nature Center to be checked out.

The Arctic fox is a small animal native to the Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere and common throughout the Arctic tundra - not quite Michigan.

It is well adapted to living in cold environments, and is best known for its thick, warm fur that is also used as camouflage.

You can legally own a fox in Michigan.

NEWS 10 talked to the owner of the Fox, Angel Taylor.

She told us that she's had Skadi as a pet since it was 14 weeks old.

She added that the pup is resting now and is going to Ark Animal Hospital in the morning to fully determine the extent of her injuries.

Taylor said there is a leg fracture.

Skadi is technically a blue Arctic and is 9 months old.

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Have you ever seen an Arctic Fox? Neither had we until this afternoon when we responded to an “injured dog” complaint by...

Posted by South Lyon Police Department on Thursday, February 20, 2020

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