A fox in a leafy suburb of Berlin has been getting into the spirit of summer - by collecting flip flops.
For weeks residents of Zehlendorf were baffled that a thief was stealing their flip flops and sports shoes from their gardens at night.
Finally a man spotted the culprit on a patch of wasteland, "in flagrante, carrying two blue flip flops in its mouth", the daily Tagesspiegel reports.
The fox had a hoard of over 100 shoes, but not the man's missing running shoe.
The man had suspected it might be a fox after raising the matter on a neighbourhood watch website and getting complaints from other locals about a missing pair of shoes, or one missing shoe.
Tagesspiegel editor Felix Hackenbruch posted photos of the evidence on Twitter.