A London man's night out ended in a very bizarre way when he was befriended by a fox that refused to leave his side.

Henry Hoffman captured his unusual encounter with the fantastic fox outside Hampton Wick train station in Greater London.

He was followed home by the "needy" bushy-tailed animal that refused to let go of his bag as he walked along a street.

"So I'm just chilling out with this fox right now, he's like my mate, a friend of mine now, which is kind of cool," Hoffman explained in the video. "He likes to play with my bag and we're just hanging out right now."


The 23-year-old barman attempts to pull his bag away from the fox in the clip, adding: "Look, me and this fox are getting on kind of well, but he won't let me go. I mean obviously he's cool, he's like a fox, but he won't leave me alone."

At one point, he addressed the fox directly saying: "Hey, look, you have to let go of my bag. I love you, but you have to let me go home. You're too needy. Look, we cool? Can I just take my bag now?"

He adds: "You're mad man, I don't know what to do with you."

Towards the end of the bizarre clip, Hoffman appears reluctant to say goodbye to his fox friend and begins petting him like a dog.

Unfortunately, the pair went their separate ways after the fox had a near-miss with a bus.

"I got my coat, I threw it over him, I was really worried. I picked him up for a second and he was a bit wriggly.

"I put him back down and then a big bus came that was about to squash him and I had to jump in the way.

"Then he just ran between this little alleyway, I couldn't get to him, but he looked like he was out of the road and safe.


"Good bloke," he concluded.