Golfers at Switzerland's Verbier Golf Club are having trouble keeping up with balls they have in play because a red fox cub keeps stealing them.

Nicknamed "Foxy," the animal has chased and stolen more than 100 golf balls from the course and hidden them in the surrounding shrubbery.

"He's running around in between holes one and six, waiting for the players to hit the ball and then directly he is running after the ball and running away with it in his mouth," Thomas Grech, the club’s director, told CNN.

The young fox shows up every day between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., and he's proved to be good for business.

"People are very interested and many people come in the afternoon to see the animal," Grech said.

Some golfers think the fox might have confused the balls for eggs, but others believe the cub is simply acting like a dog and chasing the balls for sport.

Watch Foxy in action in the video below.

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Playful fox cub steals golf balls
The sly animal nicknamed 'Foxy' has stolen more than 100 balls and ruined many a golf game at a course in Switzerland.