In August the young of the year are getting ready to leave the area where they were born and find a new territory. Unfortunately, not many of them survive. This little guy was hit by a car. A gentleman stopped when he saw the pup laying in the road, and intended to move him off of the road, thinking he was deceased. Imagine his surprise when he grabbed the foxes rear legs and lifted him up to set him in the grass on the side of the road- and the fox moved its front legs! Immediately he wrapped the fox in a towel and placed it in a box and began making phone calls to look for help for the fox.
Once Fox Wood Was contacted, we quickly made arrangements to meet. The fox was then immediately rushed to a wonderful veterinarian who we work with. He was carefully examined, X-Rayed, and found to have head trauma, but no broken bones! Fluids and a steroid were given, and a long acting antibiotic was given. There was not much else to do but wait and pray.
Day One, the fox remained unconscious.
Day 2: Semi- conscious, Gave some more steroid to reduce brain swelling, and an hour later taking some nourishment. (See video on YouTube.)
Day 3: Laying in a much better position with head up! Eating and drinking with help
This is only day 3, so stay tuned….