A GENTLE fox was captured on camera in Earley happily playing with a group magpies in broad daylight.

Lucky Earley resident Luke Charalambous spotted the sweet moment and started filming while in his car in the Asda carpark in Chalfont Way, Lower Earley.

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He said: "It was a sweet moment to watch."

He posted the footage to a local Facebook group to share what he called a "special moment" with other residents.

The video shows the fox gently approaching a group of magpies, seemingly wanting to play with them.

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The fox cautiously approaches the birds before trying to walk with them.

The moment happened during the day, which is unusual for foxes, who are nocturnal and usually venture out at night.