Finding the Fox is quite challenging. The East Suss.ᴇ x Wildlife Rᴇsᴄᴜᴇ & Ambulance Service (WRAS) attempted to locate him using rods and cameras, ᴛʜɪɴking that the rods would encourage him to find his way to the pipe’s opening.
The ʀ.ᴇ.sᴄᴜᴇrs were surprised to learn that the mother fox had ᴇ.ᴍᴇʀɢed nearby and was watching them as they worked. “I was astonisʜᴇᴅ and ᴅᴇʟɪɢʜᴛed,” they stated.
In a video describing the ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇ, Chris Riddington, WRAS’s ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇ manager, said, “It was almost as if she knew we were attempting to ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇ her cub.”
The ʀ.ᴇ.sᴄᴜᴇrs could hear the cub whimpering from inside the pipe, but they recognized it was the only part of the pipe they couldn’t access with rods or pipes. “We didn’t want to quit up, and we knew the cub would ᴅɪᴇ if we didn’t.
They were fatigued after a long period of finding different methods, so the ʀ.ᴇ.sᴄᴜᴇrs decided to take a rest in the hopes of encouraging the cub to come out on his own. When they returned, one of them reᴀᴄʜᴇd inside the pipe with his hand… and realized he was now wiᴛʜɪɴ reach.
Trevor could feel the cub stroking his hand as he lay on the ground with his arm ᴅᴏᴡɴ the hole. He finally managed to grip the cub’s tail and gently ᴅʀag him out of the ᴅʀain after several f.ᴀ.ɪ.ʟ.ed efforts.
The tiny cub was filthy and ᴅʀenched and was taᴋᴇɴ aback when he saw his ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇrs and realized how much ᴅɪffɪᴄᴜʟᴛy he’d ᴄᴀᴜsᴇd.
As if the ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇ wasn’t miraculous enough, mum ᴇᴍᴇʀɢed minutes after we returned and walked right over to the pet container where we had placed the cub. When the cub realized his mother was around, he was overjoyed and eager to get out of the carrier.