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Fox rescued after becoming trapped in waste bin

The fox was rescued from an industrial waste bin in Bromley Credit: RSPCA

A fox had a lucky escape last week when she was rescued from a closed industrial waste bin at a church in Kent.

The animal was found trapped inside the bin at Bromley Methodist Church in College Road in Bromley on Saturday 12th September.

The lid of the bin was closed and so heavy that she would not have had the strength to lift it by herself.

The fox was discovered in this industrial waste bin in Bromley Credit: RSPCA

“This fox had an incredibly close shave.

“We don’t know whether she accidentally fell into this big bin while looking for food and then someone shut the lid, either accidentally or deliberately, or whether she was placed there on purpose, thrown out with someone’s rubbish.

“Whichever the case, she was very lucky that she was spotted by the passer by emptying his rubbish before the bin men came. She would not have had the strength to lift that lid herself.

“We found the fox unhurt, but too terrified to move. I collected her and allowed her to scamper off into the bushes - back to the wild where she belongs.

“A lovely happy ending.

“If anyone did see something suspicious in the area relating to this fox please do let us know on 0300 123 8018.”

– RSPCA inspector Natasha Wallis


Fantastic rescue of Mr Fox

Animal rescuer with the fox cub Credit: Hampshire Fire & Rescue

A male fox cub was rescued after becoming stuck between two brick-built garages in Emsworth. Hampshire Fire & Rescue's animal rescue team were called out after the cub became stuck in the cavity 12 inches below the concrete base and three metres in.

Animal rescuer Buster Brown, then used a drill, hammer and chisel to remove the bricks from inside the garage wall to reach it. He said:

"This process took nearly two hours as I had to remove the bricks carefully to ensure I didn't injure the animal."

The fox was later released unharmed.

Fox cub trapped between garage walls Credit: Hampshire Fire & Rescue