Eastbourne public urged to keep eye out for fox cubs

Eastbourne residents have been urged to keep an eye out for a group abandoned fox cubs.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 12:14 pm
Updated Monday, 29th March 2021, 12:38 pm
East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service have experience reuniting cubs with their mother. SUS-210329-120952001

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (East Sussex WRAS) posted an appeal on social media yesterday (March 28) after they were called to a collapsed female fox in Hazelwood Avenue between Croxden Way and Woburn Way.

The vixen was lactating, indicating she may have cubs, but sadly passed away after she arrived at the causality centre.

On social media a spokesperson for East Sussex WRAS said, “Depending on the age of the cubs they may not come above ground unless they are hungry, if she fed them last night, it could be 24 hours before they start to wander out of the den.

“If older they may already be starting to venture outside and playing close to the den, but again we have to be careful we don’t jump to conclusions and remove another vixen’s cubs.

“We can only bring the cubs in based on their behaviour and if they are showing signs that they have been abandoned.

“Previous incidents have shown that information from local residents is the best way to locate any that are out there.”

Anyone who finds the cubs is asked to contact the East Sussex WRAS immediately on 07815 078 234.