RSPCA renews warning to homeowners following fox rescue

A fox was found stuck in a football goal in a back garden Credit: RSPCA

A fox, which was found injured in a back garden in East Sussex, has prompted an animal recuse charity to call on homeowners to pack sports equipment away after use.

The RSPCA was called to a back garden in Hove when the wild animal had become tangled in a football goal.

The fox was caught by his back legs but was freed by RSPCA officer, Claire Goddard.

As a result of his injuries, his tail had to be amputated.

The fox is now at RSPCA Mallydams wildlife rehabilitation centre in Hastings - where it is hoped he will make a full recovery.

Other forms of garden netting, like pond or fruit netting, can be a real hazard to wild animals like hedgehogs and the RSPCA recommends replacing these with solid metal mesh.

If you spot a trapped animal you can call the RSPCA national cruelty and advice line on 0300 1234 999.