Two 16-year-old Norwegian kids recently spotted a fox near their homes, so they decided to lure him in with an app that mimics the cries of a dying rabbit. Because, why not.
The sounds coming out of the phone sound more like the cries of a tortured infant, but whether rabbits are more vocal creatures than they appear or foxes just really hate babies, the app developers can rest easy. It works. After some hesitation on the fox's part (a normal reaction after realising that the rabbit/baby you want to eat looks like neither), the fox makes an adorable dive for the phone and scurries away.
The kids later attempted to locate their phone by calling it. Fortunately, foxes get lonely too, and the furry thief answered the call but said nothing, presumably because just knowing someone was on the other end was enough.
But in a final attempt to reach out, the fox sent the following text message before the kids deactivated the phone: "Jlv In ø \ a0ab 34348tu åaugjoi zølbmosdji jsøg ijio sjiw." If anyone is fluent in Norwegian and able to translate the fox's final words, we'd love to hear from you. Until then, we can only assume it was a message of gratitude and farewell.