Fox cub saved from Polegate road

An NHS worker helped save a fox cub on the A27 in Polegate earlier this morning (Tuesday, May 11) after finding it concussed on the road.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 12:24 pm

The man who found the animal put the cub in his vehicle before meeting East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service founder and operations director Trevor Weeks on the A22 at Golden Cross.

The fox was admitted to WRAS’ casualty centre at Whitesmith.

Mr Weeks said, “Just after 3am we received a call from a gentlemen who works for the NHS. He was travelling along the A27 at Polegate in the roadworks and came across a fox cub sat in the middle of the road.

The fox saved by East Sussex WRAS from the A27 in Polegate. SUS-211105-101528001

“He stopped his vehicle and was able to pick up the fox cub and put it in his vehicle.”

The founder of the wildlife rescue organisation said the cub was very sedate, dazed and concussed with it believed the animal was hit by a vehicle.

Mr Weeks said, “The fox cub was admitted, checked over and given emergency medication and bedded down for the night.

“If left there is no doubt the cub may well have been run over again and killed, so we are really pleased the cub was picked up.

“East Sussex WRAS is currently only able to attend genuine emergency calls which members of the public can’t be expected to deal with or handle overnight, due to limited out of hours resources and covid restrictions.”

According to Mr Weeks the fox is currently doing alright but is still clearly injured.

In March Eastbourne residents were urged to keep an eye out for abandoned fox cubs.

To read about the cub click here.