It’s the perfect time for gardening and outdoor sports, but be mindful of wildlife when installing any type of netting in your yard. The homeowner in this video witnessed a cute little fox kit get tangled up in recently-installed cricket nets. Luckily, Wildlife Aid Foundation came to the rescue and expertly removed the baby fox from the netting.
A tiny fox kit might seem no match for the average adult, but the expert in this clip makes it look easy. Wild animals aren’t used to being handled by humans and might attack, and non-experts aren’t equipped to assess an animal’s health. In this case, an expert determined the fox kit was well enough to return to the wild, but sometimes netting can cause constriction wounds that take days to weeks to fully develop.
The homeowner did the right thing in calling experts to help, but it would have been even better if the nets weren’t around the fox in the first place. No one is asking for an end to outdoor sports or gardening, but to keep animals safe, it’s best to raise or put away sports nets after use, and hang garden nets at least one foot off the ground.
Image source: Wildlife Aid/YouTube