The bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis) is a completely harmless little animal. It feeds on mice, insects and wild fruit and it is rather impossible for this fox to kill a lamb.

The bat-eared fox has developed a remarkable skill in doubling back on its tracks. Unfortunately this habit has made it easy for it to be caught and killed by dogs and other predators.

They are nocturnal in habit and usually move around in pairs or in small families. They use burrows for breeding, especially those deserted by the aardvark.

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