Millie the fox had an unfortunate start in life - the vixen was born profoundly deaf, making life in the wild in north Devon particularly hard. Then she was injured while being chased by a group of boys.
Fortunately for Millie, she was rescued and now lives at Hartland Wildlife Rescue Centre run by Bethany Tyler-King, who is also profoundly deaf. The pair have found a way of communicating, using a sign language system all of their own.
Bethany says their shared deafness has created a special bond between them. "I think I have more empathy and understanding for her," said Bethany. "She'll paw me if she wants food, and when I want her attention I'll come up to her and do hand signals." Millie has made herself very much at home at the centre, where she has become best friends with Angel the cat.
Use the video link above to watch Andrea Ormsby's report for BBC Spotlight.
And you can watch a signed BBC film about Bethany and Millie which is posted on YouTube.