Frozen fox extracted from the headwaters of the Danube in Germany

A block of ice with a drowned fox, who broke through the thin ice of the Danube river four days earlier, located on the banks of the river Danube in Fridingen, south Germany, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. (John Stehle/dpa via AP)

BERLIN – A hunter in Germany has shown, a block of ice with a fox, he says, fell into the icy Danube river and drowned, in what he calls a warning for the dangers of the icy river.

Franz Stehle told news agency dpa on Friday that the block with the fox was taken from the ice on Jan. 2 and on the display outside his family’s hotel in Fridingen. The city is located on the headwaters of the Danube, in the vicinity of the source in the southwest of Germany.

Stehle says that it is not uncommon for animals to break through the frozen surface of the river in the winter. He says that he saw a frozen deer and wild boar.

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