Fox cub on the mend after being found covered in mud and petrol

The Scottish SPCA is currently caring for an adorable six week old fox who was discovered covered in mud and petrol in a skip in Cambuslang in Glasgow.

DieselWe have been caring for the cub, named Diesel, since 16 April after she came into our National Wildlife Rescue Centre bedraggled and weak.

Centre Manager Colin Seddon said, “Diesel was discovered by workmen in a skip where she was deep in water but had managed to keep her head above water by standing on a piece of wood. With no sign of her mother they gave our animal helpline a call.

“We had to wash Diesel immediately to prevent the petrol damaging her eyes and being ingested.

“She handled the wash well and has been feeding so we’ll be mixing her in with other cubs of a similar size and age to be released back into the wild as a group later in the year.”

Colin added, “Although this cub needed our help, we would advise people living in more rural locations to leave cubs alone and check on them after a couple of hours as their mother may return for them.

“Vixens will often move their cubs from one earth to another and if they are disturbed they’ll leave the cubs and come back for them later.

“Often, vixens will not live in the same earth as her cubs and will only return at night to feed them.

“Diesel was very lucky to have been spotted by these vigilant workmen and we are so grateful they called us.

“If anyone thinks a cub is injured, ill or has been orphaned and needs our help they should call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999 for advice.”

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