Fox in Need
by Peter Hanscomb
GG the young fox needs help. GG has been spotted in our back garden for the past few nights on our cctv and the young chap has a really bad case of Sarcoptic mange , sarcoptes scabeii also called fox mange the single most common infection in British foxes. ( more information )
If untreated GG’s prospects aren’t good , typically most foxes will die within 2-3 months , and it’s a slow painful end. After a lot of phone calls today , my wife Anne has managed to borrow and Fox trap. So the plan is to set up the trap in the back garden ,baited with a tasty lump of chicken and wait , hopefully trap GG and then off to the vets. If we can catch GG in time , there is a really good chance of a full recovery , only time will tell ?
Update 26th July
Our little visitor GG isn’t to sure about our new garden feature , the cage and has been giving it a wide berth. Not great news , however last night he had a little look with two of his hog friends . I guess safety in numbers ?