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A fox has been rescued after getting its head stuck in a wheel at Shoreham.
East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) received the call around 5.30pm on 25th May 2023 and asked volunteers from Brighton & Hove Wildlife Advice & Rescue Service (WARS) if they would attend and help.
The young fox was found to have its head through the central hole in the metal wheel which still had the tyre attached.
The fox was held securely and transported to East Sussex WRAS’s Casualty Centre at Whitesmith near Lewes. The fox’s face was clearly swollen and there was a wound behind one ear due to being stuck. WRAS’s Care Team knew this was not going to be easy, so WRAS’s vet gave an anaesthetic to help make the fox’s removal easier and less stressful for the fox. The fox’s head was manipulated slowly and carefully bending the ears in order to free the head.
“The swelling reduced over the following 24 hours and the wound behind the cub’s ear started to expand as the skin broke down due to pressure necrosis. In these circumstances it is common for such wounds to get worse before they get better. The fox in herself was certainly feeling much better” said Lead Casualty Manager Katie Nunn Nash.
WRAS’s Care Team and vet have been closely monitoring the fox and the wound is now expected to fully recover and will eventually be able to return to the wild once fully recovered.
WRAS Operations Director Trevor Weeks MBE praised the actions and dedication everyone involved in the rescue and fox’s care.
“Our staff and the volunteers both at East Sussex WRAS at Brighton & Hove WARS are amazingly dedicated and helpful. We take on so many casualties from Brighton & Hove now as a result of Rogers Wildlife Rescue closing down helping to saving thousands of wild animals and birds from suffering as a result. Like all wildlife rescue organisations up and down the country we are all exceptionally busy at this time of year – it is non-stop rescues. It’s quite tiring and exhausting for everyone. I don’t think people appreciate quite how much effort and energy is put in by everyone in this industry” said Trevor Weeks.
Anyone wanting to support these organisations can do so in the following ways:
Brighton & Hove Wildlife Advice & Rescue Service can be supported at: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lisa-barrow-229?utm_term=dMngKz9JV
East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service can be supported at: www.wildlifeambulance.org ...
PEACOCKS: We are getting quite a few calls about peacock at the moment on our emergency line. Unfortunately they are not wildlife so aren't something we deal with. They are in affect escaped pets.
Most of the calls are concerning them calling. They will wander and call looking for mates at this time of year. This is not a distress call.
There must be at least a dozen roaming around East Sussex. Sadly owner dont keep them secure so often take off during the spring into summer looking for mates.
They will also fly up onto a roof or into a tree to roost at night too.
If you have one visiting you could try posting on social media to track down the owner and they may come and collect the bird.
We hope this information is helpful. ...