The Fox Catcher

This is a poster currently on sale at Etsy, under the title of "The Fox Catcher," discovered by reader Deborah Newton. Does anyone recognize the fable that it illustrates? The essential events are truly weird.

1) A fox comes to a house and steals away a child.

2) The parents track down the fox to his lair and lure him out with drum and violin music.

3) The fox is beaten and/or killed, and the tearful child is saved.

I thought I knew a lot of fairytales, but this one escapes me!
     Posted By: Paul - Sun Mar 27, 2011
     Category: Animals | Art | Myths and Fairytales | Reader Recommendation

We've got a book of Grimm's tales. I've perused all 270+ titles and nothing struck me worthy of a 2ed glance. This sounds/feels more Russian than N. European.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/27/11 at 12:17 PM
Thanks for trying, Expat!
Posted by Paul on 03/27/11 at 12:28 PM
the old fairy tails are often rather violent and gruesome. i am not familliar with this one either.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/27/11 at 06:38 PM
Welcome HappyKat! We'll feel safer knowing your around. 😉
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/28/11 at 12:20 AM
Well, you're welcome anyhow. Even if Alex vouched for you. 😉
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/28/11 at 03:43 AM
Wonderful! Thanks for finally sourcing this, Allicat!
Posted by Paul on 09/09/11 at 08:19 PM
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