Mystery animal baffles woman – and the answer takes her breath away!

London, UK - Molly Spalter couldn't figure out what strange animal had made its way into her garden, but the small creature's identity would soon be revealed!

Molly Spalter couldn't figure out what strange animal had made its way into her garden, but the small creature's identity would soon be revealed!
Molly Spalter couldn't figure out what strange animal had made its way into her garden, but the small creature's identity would soon be revealed!  © Collage: Screenshots/TikTok/@mollyspalter0

The little four-legged friend, whose fur looked soaked, was wandering around somewhat haphazardly in Spalter's yard.

Intrigued, Spalter pulled out her camera to take a few pictures of the mysterious animal.

What she then saw took her breath away!

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While the beautician was still wondering what kind of furry friend she had in front of her lens, the answer appeared in the form of its mother.

A female fox suddenly crept up to gather up her baby.

"I can't believe I managed to get this on video," Spalter wrote in a TikTok clip last month.

In the original video, which has since received 4.7 million views, the mother fox can be seen coming to the aid of her runaway cub. After a few timid attempts to get closer, everything happens very quickly – she grabs the cute baby and hurries off.

But for Spalter, this touching observation was just the start of something much bigger.

Mother fox brings all of her babies into woman's garden!

According to the TikToker, there are six babies in total, and they've all taken up residence under the decking with their mama.
According to the TikToker, there are six babies in total, and they've all taken up residence under the decking with their mama.  © Collage: Screenshots/TikTok/@mollyspalter0

The mother fox soon returned, but this time, she had her entire family in tow!

Obviously, the fox family soon seemed to feel very much at home in Spalter's garden.

The young woman was so happy that she soon provided her animal neighbors with food and water, as she reported in a follow-up video.

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Even the fox dad made an occasional appearance in the garden, which the animals have now completely conquered.

According to the TikToker, there are six babies in total, and they've all taken up residence under the decking with their mama.

"It's their garden now," Spalter wrote in another video.

Cover photo: Bildmontage: TikTok/Screenshots/mollyspalter0

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