Burnham-On-Sea fox cubs recuperating after mother dies
two orphaned fox cubs are making a healthy recovery at Secret World
Wildlife Rescue near Burnham-On-Sea thanks to the dedication of
the Devon Badger Group.
comes after members of the badger group found a lactating female
fox which had been shot, leading to concern that there might be
orphaned cubs starving nearby.
returning that evening, they found a tiny fox cub but were unable
to capture it.
to save the stranded cub, the group set up a trap camera, which
showed there were two sibling fox cubs, both in poor condition with
they managed to capture one of the cubs, which was taken to Secret
World, but the other cub escaped.
dedicated group then camped out for a week in a bid to capture the
second cub. They were finally rewarded by seeing it in one of the
traps, and by the time it was captured, the cub was very hungry
group brought the second cub to Secret World and left it with the
charitys night service. After a complete health check, both
sibling cubs were finally reunited.
carer Dan Bryant said: "t is always heartening when you hear
just how far some people will go to help wildlife. The dedication
and spirit of the Devon Badger Group showed no bounds. Without the
group and the protection of their mother, both cubs would have died."
had a late and busy start to the orphan season and now have nearly
30 fox cubs in our care."
cubs, named Harry and Houdini by the charitys staff, are recovering
well at Secret World.
2017 Secret World rescued 78 foxes. The charity is always looking
for suitable release sites for orphan animals. If you can help,
contact Wildlife Release Manager Jaime Kingscott on 01278 783250.