A young fox who became caught up in a football net in a garden in Pinner was rescued by the RSCPA on June 1.
The male fox cub became entangled in the netting by his leg and neck and was stuck for at least three hours before being rescued from the garden on Hazeldene Drive by RSPCA Inspector Simon Hoggett.
Simon said: “This poor fox was well and truly stuck in the net and had been there for some time. I managed to untangle him and although he didn’t appear to be injured, he was panting quite heavily and was clearly distressed so I took the juvenile fox to a nearby wildlife specialist.
“Once he’s been checked over, this little fella will be released back to the wild again soon.
“This incident highlights the importance of removing netting from gardens as it is dangerous for wildlife.”
The animal welfare charity wants to highlight the importance of removing and storing sports netting away where possible to avoid these incidents which are stressful to animals.
If you see a wild animal you think needs help, you can call the RSPCA emergency line on 0300 1234 999 or visit www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/wildlife/injuredanimal