It was a normal day for the builders tasked with some routine ground work near London’s Canary Wharf. They had left a couple of ground holes open, so when they heard the cries of a young animal, they knew where to look. When they peeked into one of the deep, muddy holes they found a small helpless animal. They had no idea it was a four-month-old fox cub caked in mud and horribly petrified.
The fox had been trapped with no chance of escape, covered in thick layers of dried mud from head to toe. The builders rescued him, and then it was off to South Essex Wildlife Hospital. There, his saviors nursed him with food, water and a much-needed bath. He was christened ‘Muddsey.’ Whereas before Muddsey was hardly recognizable as a living creature under all that sludge, let alone a fox, to see his adorable face shine through after a good cleaning is simply amazing.
The staff said, “None of us knew how long he had been down that hole — it could have been all weekend.”
Photo Credit: South Essex Hospital
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