Baby fox rescued from soccer net

Ben Hooper

UPI – An animal control officer in Delaware was summoned to the back yard of a home to rescue a baby fox found entangled in a soccer net.

The Newark Police Department said Officer Donna Vickers, the city’s full-time animal control officer, responded to a home in the Nottingham Green to rescue the entangled kit.

Vickers arrived to find the fox’s neck and back leg were wrapped in the net from a soccer goal.

The officer cut the fox free from the net and transported it to a wildlife rehabilitation facility.

Officials said the fox will be returned to the wild when it is old enough to survive on its own.

This photo provided by the Newark Police Department shows a baby fox trapped in a soccer net. PHOTO: UPI