Volunteer rescuers have spent four and a half hours trying to rescue 3 fox cubs in a den in a hedgerow at Dallington near Heathfield, East Sussex yesterday (Saturday 9th April 2011).
A horse rider called in East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) after finding a baby fox cub wandering around a narrow lane. She placed the cub back into the nearby den where she saw another cub which was calling. Close by the horse rider then noticed a dead fox and grew concerned for the cubs' welfare. East Sussex WRAS attended onsite and checked the dead fox to find it was a lactating vixen which had been dead for about 24 – 48 hours and probably a road casualty.