A video of a fox in the Chernobyl disaster exclusion zone taking bread and meat from people and stacking it into a sandwich has gone viral on the internet.

The video was shot in the uninhabited 30km zone around the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine that exploded in 1986.

It has been viewed more than one million times on social media websites, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, whose journalists filmed it during their recent reporting trip to Chernobyl.

In the footage, the fox stacks meat and bread into a big sandwich that barely fits in its mouth.

The animal shows no fear of humans, who abandoned the nearby area 29 years ago, shortly after the worst nuclear disaster in history.

Fox makes sandwich in Chernobyl disaster exclusion zone

Despite the lack of people, there appears to be an increasing number of foxes, wolves and bears in the zone.

The Number Four reactor at Chernobyl exploded on 26 April, 1986, releasing large amounts of radiation.

The fallout affected an estimated 2.2 million people, including 500,000 children.