Fox cub trapped in cricket netting

Sam EmanuelSports enthusiasts in Norwich are being urged to take extra care with their equipment after a young fox cub had to be rescued by the RSPCA when it got caught in some cricket netting.Sam Emanuel

Sports enthusiasts in Norwich are being urged to take extra care with their equipment after a young fox cub had to be rescued by the RSPCA when it got caught in some cricket netting.

The cub was found in Newmarket Road on Sunday, after a member of the public reported the incident to the RSPCA.

Inspector John Jenkins managed to free the cub before releasing it back into the wild.

He said: 'We would ask that sports men and women take extra care with their sports equipment so that wild life does not end up getting caught in it.


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'This cricket net was still left in at ground level, but had it been lifted off the ground slightly the fox would not have got trapped it.

'Fortunately this cub was not injured and I was able it release it back to the wild and it returned to its den.

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'We would just ask people to take extra care so that we can prevent incidents like this happening in the future.'

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