Not far from an auto repair shop in London, residents noticed several foxes who were stuck in the wheels. The cubs were looking for food, and once inside the wheel, they couldn’t get out. Fortunately, kind people were nearby. RSPCA Animal Rescue Officer (ARO) Nick Jonas and his colleagues had been busy rescuing fox cubs’ heads from wheels around the capital.
Unfortunately, such cases were not uncommon. Recently, specialists have had four such calls. “Young foxes are incredibly curious and we quite often get called out to deal with ones that have got themselves in a pickle. But in my experience, it’s quite unusual to get four “head stuck in wheel” incidents in just one month. They put their heads through the middle hole of a wheel, maybe searching for food, but then find to their dismay that their ears stop them from reversing out. In situations like this, there’s no time to spare. They may have been trapped for several days without food or water, so need to be freed as soon as possible.”.-says the rescue worker.
Fortunately, the rescued foxes were unharmed. After feeding and examining them, they were released back into the wild. However, in a situation like this, it’s always best to act quickly and call specialists – you never know how long the animals had been without food and water.