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Fox poop has a surprising impact on tree growth

A gift that keeps on giving.

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Fox dens are a lot more than holes in the ground.

These hidden burrows provide unmatched shelter from the elements — especially for mothers and their young pups.

And while foxes reap the benefits of their underground hideaways, plants growing above get a boost, too.

A new study uncovered just how much foxes shape the forests around them.

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