Fox found sleeping on Ottawa bus

Talk about caught napping. This fox was spotted taking a siesta on the seat of an OC Transpo bus...

Talk about caught napping. This fox was spotted taking a siesta on the seat of an OC Transpo bus early Wednesday, July 23, 2014. It woke up shortly after and took off. (Twitter photo/QMI AGENCY)

Doug Hempstead, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:31 PM ET

OTTAWA - Let's call him Presto the fox, and he was a pretty big hit on Twitter Wednesday morning.

Around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, an OC Transpo employee noticed the fox make its way through an open front door of a bus parked at the industrial garage.

After a couple of photos of the sleeping fox were taken, the employee reported his finding and police called the Ottawa Humane Society to come and retrieve the fox.

Once the Humane Society boarded the bus, the fox woke up took off like a fare jumper.

When the photo of the fox hit social media mid-week, it quickly got shared ─ again, and again ─ hundreds of times.

Jim Greer, manager of Transit Fleet Maintenance, said these types of incidents are rare. In the past there have been reports of birds, and even a raccoon making their way onto out-of-service buses.


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