Why Is This Arctic Fox 'Dancing" With a Snowy Owl?

January 10, 2018—Dave Briggs, on the job as a senior expedition leader for the tour company Arctic Kingdom, captured a spirited encounter between an Arctic fox and a snowy owl on video in November, 2012. It looks a bit like the fox and owl are playing, or dancing. But it's no game to survive when winter looms at the edge of the tundra in northern Canada. These predators compete over prey, such as lemmings. So they also compete over turf. It's a pretty even match, and not likely to be fatal for either. But not getting enough food could be.

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