Message received from Gemma on 18/11/2017
Hi there - I wondered if anyone would be able to give me some advice please... this morning I was driving to work around 6am and I saw a beautiful little fox laying in the opposite side of the road. This was by St Nicholas church between the two 27 bus stops just off Lustrells Vale. I pulled over and went to check on the baby. It was clear he/she had been hit by a car. I will spare the details but it was very bloody, I checked for a pulse either way and the baby was definitely gone.
My wife grabbed our picnic blanket from our car and I picked him/her up. I thought moving would be good to give the baby some dignity and also spare anyone else from seeing what we saw. Poor thing had severe head injury’s so at least I don’t think she/he suffered too much. Wrapped in our blanket I placed her on the green near some bushes out of immediate sight of passers by. I will check if the baby is still there later.
I wanted to know what I should have done? Is there anywhere I could have taken the fox? I would have taken her to my vets and paid for treatment if there was the slightest chance of helping. I have looked it up and online said to call your council, I tired and they aren’t opening at weekends and the out of hours number isn’t replying to me. Many thanks and sorry for the morbid post.
Message received from Stephanie on 18/11/2017
Hi Saltdean! Just wanted to let u know that a little baby fox was hit by a car on the corner of Lustrells Vale near Westbrook flats. A lot of blood. We grabbed him in a blanket and moved him to the side of the road in the grass. He's under a black and white checked blankie. I didn't know what else to do but didn't want to leave him on the road. Anyone else i can report this to? Thanks. Saltdean Zone Thanks
Here is the link to Facebook Post: Injured Wildlife
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