Injured fox trapped in Brownsover fence rescued

Firefighters were called to rescue the trapped fox in Brownsover. Photo: Rugby Fire Station NNL-171007-173120001
Firefighters were called to rescue the trapped fox in Brownsover. Photo: Rugby Fire Station NNL-171007-173120001
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An injured fox was rescued after getting trapped in a fence in Brownsover today (Monday, July 10).

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to release the fox from the fence off Crow Thorns at 8.20am.

It only took a minute to get the fox out of the fence but it had to be held with a snare until Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary arrived due to its leg injury.

Sanctuary founder Geoff Grewcock said the cut from the fence had left the fox very lathargic as it had lost some blood.

But the fox was taken back to the centre in Nuneaton were they treated the wound, which turned out to be nothing too serious, and put him on antibiotics.

Mr Grewcock said they will ‘fatten him up’ to get the fox back to full health and expected it to be released after a week.

The injured fox had to be held with a snare until Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary arrived. Photo: Rugby Fire Station NNL-171007-173110001

The injured fox had to be held with a snare until Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary arrived. Photo: Rugby Fire Station NNL-171007-173110001

Firefighters were called to rescue the trapped fox in Brownsover. Photo: Rugby Fire Station NNL-171007-173130001

Firefighters were called to rescue the trapped fox in Brownsover. Photo: Rugby Fire Station NNL-171007-173130001