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Fox steals 38 boules balls

Pétanque player Patrick Cazes discovered a fox was stealing his boules after installing a infra-red camera on his bowling pitch.

Fox steals 38 boules balls
Patrice Cazes

Patrick Cazes, an amateur player of pétanque – a form of boules popular in southern France – couldn’t figure out why his boules kept disappearing, French daily La dépèche reports. The resident of a small village called Péburthe near Toulouse enjoyed playing boules on his own bowling pitch. 

He would regularly leave his boules out on the pitch instead of taking them home. That’s when they started disappearing. 38 boules vanished in February and March this year. 

At first Cazes suspected children in his village had taken them and left them somewhere else. 

It wasonly when he decided to install an infra-red camera in his bowling pitch that Cazes got to the bottom of the story.

A young fox was stealing his boules, grabbing them in his jaw and taking them away. Cazes has decided to publish footage of the fox online here.

But there’s one thing Cazes admits he doesn’t understand. Why wasn’t the fox interested in the henhouse nearby?

See Patrick Cazes' footage of the fox here:

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New flights to south of France launched by Jet2

The low-cost British airline Jet2 has announced it will begin operating new services between the UK and southern France, starting in the summer of 2022.

New flights to south of France launched by Jet2
Flights will operate from May 1st 2022. Photo: AFP

When travelling is possible again, getting to Toulouse from the north-west of England is set to become much easier with the launch of new flights from Manchester Airport.

Jet2 already flies to Bergerac, La Rochelle and Nice. The company announced the new destination in response to demand for summer 2022 holidays.

Flights to the “Pink City” in south west France will operate from May 1st until October 16th 2022.

“Since putting our Summer 2022 programme on sale from Manchester Airport, we have added a significant number of flights and destinations in response to the demand from customers who want to get their all-important holidays booked in,” Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said in a press release.

Since the British government announced a lockdown roadmap on Tuesday, with plans to end England restrictions by June 21st, the company has begun to see a surge in bookings.

READ ALSO: Will summer holidays in France be possible this year?

However the present rules on entry into France from the UK are the strictest they have ever been, with virtually no travel allowed between the two countries and no end-date to the current restrictions.

Jet2 plans to reopen its services in mid-May.

“Following the UK government announcement that international travel will not return until May 17th 2021 at the earliest, we have taken the decision to extend the suspension of flights and holidays up to and including 16th May 2021,” Jet2 said on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/jet2tweets/status/1364188796506562561

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