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An arctic fox climbed over a mound of kelp to join Dave Briggs of the tour company Arctic Kingdom. During a six-week season, three arctic foxes visited the camp near the Hudson Bay Coast in Nunavut, Canada. Wary at first, they came at dusk and before dawn. But one, nicknamed "Spot" for a patch on its hind quarter, became bold, and would approach people outside the camp. The veteran tour leader has rarely had a fox approach so close, saying the experience is "magical and fills me with joy." 

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