Jackals of the north

Arctic foxes are the jackals of the north and rely on polar bears to hunt on their behalf, scavenging on bear kills whenever they can. In winter and early spring Arctic foxes are wholly dependant on the bears for food. Only in the summer will they be able to catch prey for themselves. They're not strong enough to tackle adult seals but they'll certainly take newborn pups or birds. Canny individuals bury their prize - they may need it in uncertain times ahead.

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