Sleeping Man Cuddles with Fox After Mistaking It for His GirlfriendS

When Leon Smith felt a warm body nuzzling his neck in the middle of the night, he naturally assumed it was his girlfriend looking for some late-night love.

He was half right: The amorous animal lying beside him in bed did indeed want to cuddle, but unless Smith's girlfriend had recently made fun of a witch or denied that an enlightened person falls into cause and effect, the IT worker was lying next to an honest-to-goodness fox.

"I just couldn't believe it. It was so calm, just staring at me," the 30-year-old London native told The Sun.

After 10 "tense" minutes, the Frisky Mr. Fox realized nap time was official over and decided to scurry off.

Smith said that his midnight caller probably came in through the cat flap, and he might have to remove it to keep the fox from coming back.

Although his girlfriend Sophie (who was at work at the time) found the whole thing fairly amusing, she said she wasn't particularly interested in her snuggle rival making another impromptu booty call.

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