The RSPCA`s warning people to be careful with litter after a fox cub got its head stuck in a plastic jam jar in Rushden.
A member of the public spotted the animal in distress on St Peter’s Avenue last week.
Animal Collection Officer Sharon Knight, who attended the incident, told Connect FM: “The poor cub had hidden himself under a car. Sadly the jar was firmly wedged over his head and it is unlikely he would have been able to get free without any help.
“We don’t know how long he had been stuck like that – but it is horrible to think that if the member of the public had not contacted us, then the cub could have starved to death.”
After being checked over he was unhurt and released back into the wild.