According to the site LiveLeak.com Lars Andreas Bjercke had downloaded an app on his smartphone to make it emit rabbit noises, Discovery News reported.
He played the rabbit noises in his yard, prompting a local fox to circle the yard in response over the course of several nights.
He and his friend Sigurd Gronvik Bachke decided to see what they could capture on video.
With Bachke filming, he put his smartphone on the ground and the duo watched as the animal investigated what seemed like a very strange prey.
After the fox nabbed the smartphone, Bachke tried calling it using his own.
Bachke told the Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang that he heard something crunch like the fox was fiddling with the gadget and then they listened for about five minutes.
A day later one of Bjercke’s pals contacted him through Facebook to say she’d received a weird text message from his phone, “jlv I øia0ab 34348tu åaugjoi zølbmosdji jsøg ijio sjiw.”
Since then, Bjercke has turned off his lost phone.