At this point, every child in America has danced to Ylvis’ “What Does the Fox Say?” You may have even seen the children’s book version in stores. I am not ashamed to admit that I know the lyrics by heart and have caught myself singing the interlude softly on many a morning commute:
The secret of the fo-o-ox
Somewhere deep in the woods
He is hiding
What is his souuuuund?
Will we ever know?
Well, inspired by Ylvis, the other day, my kid and I–being the intrepid scientists that we are–decided to do a little research into what the fox actually says.
It didn’t take us very long to find out.
Let me preface by saying that this video is not for the faint of heart. Once you watch, you can’t unhear it. The call of the fox WILL CHANGE YOU.
We also learned that foxes like to play with domesticated dogs in back yards sometimes. Who knew?