Fox 'knocked on door for help' after getting head stuck in plastic tub

RSPCA uses bolt cutters to free creature from container of protein powder

Chiara Giordano
Thursday 04 April 2019 21:34
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RSPCA staff rescued a fox after it got its head stuck inside a plastic tub of protein powder in Mexborough, South Yorkshire.
RSPCA staff rescued a fox after it got its head stuck inside a plastic tub of protein powder in Mexborough, South Yorkshire.

A fox which got its head stuck inside a plastic container of protein powder was rescued after “knocking on a front door for help”.

It is believed the hungry female got her head wedged inside the large white container while looking for food in Mexborough, South Yorkshire.

Luckily, a member of the public heard the animal knocking on her front door and alerted the RSPCA.

Staff had to use bolt cutters, scissors and a knife but eventually managed to release the tub from the fox’s head and she was soon back safely in the wild.

RSPCA inspector Sandra Dransfield, who was part of the team that came to the animal’s aid, said: “The plastic container looked like the tubs you can buy supplement powder or protein powder in.

“We used bolt cutters, scissors and a knife to very carefully cut the opening of the container and prise it off the fox’s head.

"Thankfully, the fox wasn’t at all injured and was otherwise in really good condition so we released her there and then so she could head back to her den.”

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