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Fox cub trapped in cricket nets

PUBLISHED: 17:55 21 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:30 30 June 2010

A YOUNG fox cub had to be rescued by the RSPCA after it got caught in cricket netting.

Inspector John Jenkins attended and managed to free the cub before releasing it back into the wild.

A YOUNG fox cub had to be rescued by the RSPCA after it got caught in cricket netting.

Inspector John Jenkins attended and managed to free the cub before releasing it back into the wild.

But he said: “We would ask that sports men and women take extra care with their sports equipment so that wild life does not end up getting caught in it.

“This cricket net was still left in at ground level, but had it been lifted off the ground slightly the fox would not have got trapped it.

“Fortunately this cub was not injured and I was able it release it back to the wild and it returned to its den.

“We would just ask people to take extra care so that we can prevent incidents like this happening in the future.”

The cub was found in Newmarket Road, Norwich on Sunday April 18, after a member of the public reported the incident to the RSPCA.


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