Secret World gives foxes annual health check

PUBLISHED: 11:00 07 February 2018

Dan Bryant with Mia the fox.

Dan Bryant with Mia the fox.

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Foxes have been given annual health checks by an East Huntspill wildlife charity.

A two-week-old fox cub. A two-week-old fox cub.

Staff at Secret World Wildlife Rescue have given resident foxes Megan, Mia and April their yearly vaccinations.

The charity’s hospital section leader Dan Bryant has advised anyone who finds a fox cub to check for a white tip on its tail to ensure it is not a different animal before taking it to a centre.

He said: “People who find fox cubs really do need to get them to the right centre to ensure they are reared in such a way they can eventually return to the wild where they belong.

“The biggest problem we have is people picking up fox cubs not realising what they are, as they really don’t look like foxes in their first couple of weeks.

“They are chocolate brown and only turn red as they get older. Our first fox cub a few years ago ended up at the Cats Protection League as the finder thought it was a kitten.”

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