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Published:February 27th, 2011 13:18 EST
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Brave Fox Climbs To Top Of Europe's Tallest Skyscraper

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A death-defying fox clambered up Britain`s tallest skyscraper and lived the high life on the 72nd floor of the tower in central London for nearly two weeks, officials revealed on Friday.

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The intrepid animal climbed to the top of the Shard, which is more than 288 metres (945 feet) high and still under construction, where it enjoyed panoramic views over the British capital and lived off builders` scraps.

It managed to outfox its captors for almost a fortnight until February 17 when it was finally put into a cage and brought down from the tower, which will be the tallest skyscraper in Europe when it is complete."

AFP

Why did the fox climb up the building`s central stairwell to the roof? Why did the chicken cross the road?

The wily fox had an excellent view from his penthouse perch, but not much to eat. The poor creature survived on scraps left by construction workers.

If the fox had stayed on top of the skyscraper just a few more days he would have had his own Facebook and Twitter pages.

The fox was given a medical exam, plenty to eat, and then set free. Let`s hope that he will find his way home, and reunite with his family. Let`s pray that he doesn`t tell his wife: Honey, you won`t believe it but the last couple of weeks I was on top of the tallest building in Europe. You know she won`t believe him.

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