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Fox cub rescued from bath tub

a fox cub curled up in the corner of a bath tub

We recently rescued a fox cub who was found in a bath tub at an address on Ormidale Terrace, Edinburgh on 1 August.

The shocked residents discovered the surprise guest at around 4pm in the afternoon.

Scottish SPCA animal rescue officer, Catherine Atterton, said, “The resident of the house got a bit of a shock when they discovered the fox cub in the bath!

“They think the animal must have sneaked in through an open door at some point during the day but wasn’t sure when.

“Thankfully the cub was unhurt, just a bit frightened.

“We were able to release the cub back into the wild straight away in the vicinity of the fox den we think they came from.”

a fox cub being released back into the wild by an animal rescue officer

If anyone finds an animal in distress they should call the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999. Advice on foxes can also be found on the charity’s website at:




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