YouTube user Beau Ouimette was out walking with his wife when they came across what appeared to be a wounded baby fox. The small kit was all alone and stumbled around lethargically, leading the pair to believe that this small creature needed help. As a trained veterinarian, Ouimette’s wife was prepared to aid in the rescue of the fox. Dealing with wild, injured animals can be very dangerous due to the threat of rabies, however, both Beau and his wife had been vaccinated so they could approach the small fox.
The Ouimettes were equipped to care for the kit and help her to regain her strength before they arranged to transfer her to the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center. Now this kit is well on her way to full recovery and will hopefully be released back into the wild soon.
Good luck, fox cub!
Although this story and the video is heart-warming and cute, we do not encourage our readers to feed wildlife. Feeding wildlife interferes with the balance between wildlife populations and their habitat and could lead them to be reliant on humans for survival, amongst other problems. If you find an animal in need, contact a local wildlife rehabber/rescuer or veterinarian ASAP, or call a rescue hotline. Here are some that might help!