The Injured Fox Cub by Tina Nolan download in ePub, pdf, iPad
The bewildered fox was left alone on the track. Although at first it appeared to have a broken back or pelvis, it eventually was able to stand up unsteadily on its back legs so it may have just been badly bruised. We waited with the lioness and cubs and then followed them from a distance past the waterhole. The fox was last seen lying head up in the grass, hopefully recovering. If they are not cleaned and treated, the infection will spread - and the fox may not survive.
Just as we were getting some photos we heard urgent alarm calls up ahead. Where a fox in the wild is injured, the wounds are likely to become infected. In addition to causing extensive hair loss, they are an irritant. Their mother should return when she feels safe and move her cubs.
Two different, well-fed, bloody-faced lionesses were sleeping at the waterhole that afternoon. Suddenly all the lions heard what sounded like other lions fighting over food in the distance. Or you may come across cubs waiting for their mother, as vixens move their litter one by one if they feel the den has been disturbed.
As a result of this, foxes with toxoplasmosis can show blindness, incoordination, extreme sensitivity to touch, personality change, circling, seizures, and difficulty in chewing and swallowing food. Parents or relatives are usually nearby, watching. Mange mites usually start at the tail end of the fox and work their way up to the head. These photos illustrate the progress of his recovery.
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