A young fox has been filmed approaching two men for help after getting its head stuck in a glass jar in Russia.
Video of the animal, posted online on Thursday, shows it standing on a dirt road with its head obscured by the heavy glass jar.
When the man filming and his friend go to approach the fox, instead of running away it walks quickly towards them.
The young animal holds its head towards the men as the person filming reaches down and grabs the jar.
The fox scrambles to yank its head free and when this fails it stands still while the man pulls it out by the scruff of its neck.
Once freed, the young animal runs back into the forest at the side of the road.
"Where is the thank you?" one of the men can be heard joking in Russian, before saying "thank you" in a cutesy voice to imitate the fox.
"He would have died that way," his friend says.
The original footage has been watched more than 380,000 times, with many viewers pointing out that the fox behaved in a highly unusual manner.
Wild foxes are normally extremely wary of humans.
The silver fox was domesticated in Russia but selective breeding changed many of its physical characteristics, resulting in floppy ears and a curly tail.
Author: Alys Francis. Approving editor: Martin Zavan.