Fantastic Mr Fox saves cub after brush with drowning

Police officer Robert Fox helped rescue the cub after it fell into a water-filled hole.

Fantastic Mr Fox saves cub after brush with drowning

A baby fox was rescued from a water-filled hole by a police officer named PC Fox and members of the public.

The alarm was raised after the cub fell into trouble near King George V docks in the Govan area of Glasgow.

The aptly named PC Robert Fox and his partner noticed a gathering crowd of people and offered their support.

Once the little fox was retrieved, she was handed to PC Fox, who kept her warm by wrapping her in a towel.

She is now receiving care from the Scottish SPCA at the charity’s rescue centre.

PC Fox said: “My partner PC Cavanagh and I were pleased to be able to play our part in helping rescue the cub.

“She certainly helped put a smile on everybody’s face at the office while we waited for the Scottish SPCA and it is good to hear she is doing well.”

Jan Toraman, Scottish SPCA senior animal rescue officer, added: “Thankfully the cub was spotted by members of the public and it was lucky PC Fox and his colleague happened to be passing by.

“The female cub was immersed in water and was unable to get herself out of the hole. The members of the public rescued the young animal and handed her over in to the capable hands of PC Fox.

“PC Fox transported the cub to Govan Police Station where he kept her warm by wrapping her in a towel.

“When we arrived, she was still cold and damp but if she hadn’t been rescued, she probably wouldn’t have made it.

“We immediately transferred her to our National Wildlife Rescue Centre where she is receiving the care she needs.”

Vixens can sometimes leave their cubs when they are scavenging for food or looking for a new den.

The Scottish SPCA is asking people monitor the cubs and check back on them over a few hours to avoid creating an orphan.

The charity’s animal helpline is open from 7am to 9pm every day and can be reached on 03000 999 999.