East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS), Rescuers in England got a call for a fox cub that was stuck in a cul-de-sac bottom.
“At first we were unsure where the cub was as there were multiple pipes leading in different directions,” rescue manager Chris Riddington said. “We used a mobile phone to film inside the pipes, as well as drainage rods, hose pipe and insulation for pipes to try checking the pipes and potentially push the cub to the drain entrance 2.5ft underground.”
While the rescues of WARS were working the mother of the little cub showed up to watch.
“We were amazed that the vixen turned up whilst we were trying to find the cub and it was almost as if she knew we were trying to rescue her cub,” said Chris.“We didn’t want to give up, and we knew that if the cub was left it would die.‘’After 90 minutes trying to get to the cub we realized we had no choice but to play the waiting game,” said Chris. “It is common for cubs to make their way back towards the entrance they came in from, so we decided to back off take a break and then try again.”
The little cub had been trapped within an hour and tried to get him reunite with his worried mom.
“As if the rescue hadn’t been amazing already, within minutes of us returning mum appeared and walked straight over to a pet carrier which we had placed the cub in. As soon as the cub realized mum was there he was so excited and desperately wanted to get out of the carrier.
With some help from mum he managed to climb out and mum escorted him back home again. It was unbelievably emotional for all of us,” said Chris.