It’s both a lesson in catching and saving wildlife and a lesson in not recycling your peanut butter jars!
Mill Valley resident Jenny Adleman noticed that one of the cubs of a new family of foxes that had settled under her deck got stuck in a peanut butter jar. The glass completely covered the baby fox’s head, and Adleman knew it would probably be a matter of days before the fox died of dehydration or starvation – although the fox still romped around with its siblings and was able to get around because it could see through the plastic can.
“The fox den is under my patio so the cubs hang out and play on the patio every day,” Adleman wrote. “I try not to fall in love too much because I know they will inevitably leave the nest.”
But then she saw the one cub stick his head in the jar and days of back and forth ensued with Marin Humane coming to her house once but the fox cub was gone that day. Experts said the mother would probably get the jar off the baby’s head, but days went by and the little chap was still stuck – so Adleman got a borrowed fishing net, was finally able to catch the sly fox, pulled off the jar and got him fed and hydrated before being discharged a few hours later. His favorite food: chicken livers.
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h/d: Laughing Squid
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