Like something out of a fable, one little fox seems to have been trying to pay his respects to the dead in the English town of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, when it recently got its head wedged between a pair of headstones.
Inspector McCormick rescued this fox from the grave mistake it made by gently sliding it up the gap. Released to the wild uninjured. 42 pic.twitter.com/Jn9AJ3pl7D— RSPCA Frontline (@RSPCA_Frontline) June 29, 2017
The crafty canid was discovered last week by someone at St. Mary Magdalene Church graveyard, who quickly contacted Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, according to the BBC,
The RSPCA said that it was unclear how the fox got stuck there, but that it probably had been like that since at least the night before, since foxes tend to be nocturnal animals. Luckily, while its head was wedged firmly between two stone slabs, it was seemingly uninjured.
Once an inspector freed the animal, it bounded back off into the woods. The moral of this tale: don’t go looking for food in a graveyard.