Man Slowly Approached An Injured Fox And Within 20 Minutes They Were Cuddling

When most people see a fox, they only get a fleeting glance. You see the tail of the fox as it darts into the bushes. The people who saw Basil, the fox, got much more than a glimpse. They saw Basil during the day, and he was limping.

The people who found the fox contacted Dan Martin, a wildlife rescuer. He slowly approached the fox with caution..

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Image Credit: Dan Martin
 

Martin was just a few minutes away and arrived with a towel. Martin carefully approached the injured animal. The fox was surprisingly eager to get help, and within 20 minutes, Martin had the fox securely wrapped in the towel.

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Martin had to take the fox home with him and wait until the morning to go see the vet.

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Basil was treated with TLC. Martin gave him a warm place to sleep and many treats. The next morning, the fox seemed to be in better spirits. Martin said the fox became sort of a cuddle bunny.

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As you can see, the fox is quite comfy in Martin’s arms. The vet said the fox’s injury was most likely caused by a shotgun – and the leg would have to be amputated.

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It was suspected that the fox had been bred in captivity because of the way he acted around people. After his surgery, Basil went to the National Fox Welfare Society. There he will be given a place to recover and rest.

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Martin has been following Basil’s progress on the National Fox Welfare Society’s web page and hopes to be able to see him again.

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Image Credit: National Fox Welfare Society

What an amazing story! It is not hard to imagine what would have happened to Basil had Martin not come along.

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