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Fox steals 32 eggs in one night
Eider Ducks in a nesting area in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, have had their eggs stolen recently by an Arctic Fox. The foxy egg thief managed to steal 32 duck eggs in one evening by raiding the ducks' nesting site at Longyearbyen. The town of Longyearbyen, on Svalbard Island has the distinction of being the world's northernmost settlement of any kind with greater than 1,000 permanent residents (the 2008 population was 2,040). The Norwegian island of Svalbard is surrounded by the Greenland Sea, the Norwegian Sea, the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean. But the remoteness of the location does not afford the ducks the protection from predators that they would prefer.
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