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Fleet the Sussex fox breaks British walking record

A fox has been tracked more than 40 miles (70km) away from its home range, breaking the previous British record.

The fox was named Fleet by University of Brighton researchers and fitted with a satellite tagged collar.

Scientists were surprised to record Fleet walking a total of 195 miles (315km) as he headed into the Sussex and Kent countryside from his home in Hove.

BBC South East Today's Mark Sanders spoke to Dawn Scott, from Brighton University, and Jess Price, from the Sussex Wildlife Trust.

  • 22 Jan 2014
  • From the section Sussex
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