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Shangri-La London Gets A Foxy Early Check In

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February 28, 2011 at 1:06 PM | by | ()

Only last week we were lusting over the photos of the forthcoming Shangri-La London being built in the Shard – set to be the highest building in the EU. Seems like we weren’t the only ones, either – over the weekend, it emerged that a fox was discovered to be living at the very top of the building site, 954ft up on the 72nd floor.

To be fair, the Shangri-La will occupy floors 34 – 52 of the building, but we like to think that Romeo, as he’s been named (ah, Brits) was admiring the stonking views that hotel guests will enjoy.

According to an amazing article in The Sun, he was living on a “squash court-sized platform” and is thought to be less than six months old. And a followup says that it took pest control two weeks to trap him because the little guy really didn’t want to leave. Can you blame him? Those rooms are gonna go for loadsamoney!

NB: we were delighted to learn from the original article that Romeo was “a lookalike for the animated hero of 2009 flick Fantastic Mr Fox” (as one of our friends said, what, because he’s a fox?) and also that “Famous foxes include Basil Brush, the Fantastic Mr Fox, movie star Megan Fox - and Hollywood film studio 20th Century Fox.”

Romeo, you just made our week. We’re crossing our fingers Shangri-La finds some way to incorporate a tribute.

[Photo: The Sun]

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