Fox on the (bread) run

STUNNED shoppers were in for a big surprise when a pair of frightened fox eyes peered back at them from beneath the medium sliced wholemeal. The frightened animal was thought to have sought shelter from the torrential downpours when it was discovered at

STUNNED shoppers were in for a big surprise when a pair of frightened fox eyes peered back at them from beneath the medium sliced wholemeal.

The frightened animal was thought to have sought shelter from the torrential downpours when it was discovered at the back of the Asda store, Merrieland Crescent, Dagenham, at around 6pm on Tuesday last week (July 7).

It then made its way into the bakery section.

When staff tried to catch the shy animal it sprinted across the shop floor and ducked onto the bread shelves.


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A shopper said he had just returned from the Imperial War Museum with his son, when he witnessed the chase.

He said: "Apparently the fox came in after the torrential rain on Tuesday afternoon and ran into the bakery.

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"It was chased by a bakery worker.

"He tried to grab it and it ran into the nearest shelter.

"It jumped onto the nearest bread shelf."

A spokesperson for Asda said: Although our colleagues are always bright eyed and bushy tailed, it's not every day that they're joined by a wily old fox.

"Thankfully no-one was hurt, and the RSPCA were able to save the day and release him back out into the wild without too much fuss.

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