A FOX has been rescued by the Scottish SPCA after getting stuck in a watering can left outside in a Glasgow garden.
The animal’s head had become trapped inside the plastic can during the night leaving her struggling for several hours.
Animal Rescue Officer Elizabeth Lindsay, who came to the fox’s aid, said: “She couldn’t see me coming so I was able to get the watering can off very quickly to limit the stress caused.
“Apart from being a little bit shaken up, she was unharmed and quickly became very active and wild as soon as she was free, which is a really good sign.
“This little fox was very lucky to have been discovered as she would have perished otherwise.”
Call-outs like this are unusual, but Ms Lindsay said that calls regarding wildlife being stuck in nets and other garden debris is very common.
She added: “Sadly many animals don’t survive these encounters. Recently my colleague was called to a fox caught in anti weed fabric and the little guy had already lost part of his leg before she got there.
“It’s for this reason that we’re keen to encourage the public to keep their garden tidy as it could save an animal’s life.”
Anyone concerned about the welfare of an animal should contact the Scottish SPCA’s animal helpline on 03000 999 999.