Jellicoe fox keeps munching on live extension cord
A northwestern Ontario woman says a furry, night-time visitor is creating problems for her this winter.
The last incident was on Thursday, when the windchill in Jellicoe was -50.
Koning is mystified by the fox's behaviour, and said its mischief is "starting to get annoying."
“I can't figure out why it hasn't got a burned mouth. And then today even, when I undid the extension cord, it sparked where it was chewed,” she said.
With the bitter cold and the block heater off-line because of the fox, her vehicle refused to start yesterday, Koning said.
She has seen the animal in her driveway at night, and speculates that it may be attracted to the humming sound coming from the cord, or its warmth.
The only way to foil the fox might be to run the wire through a pipe, Koning noted.