An image of a mud-caked young animal has been making the rounds on the internet, and breaking hearts all over the place.
When a few builders were doing routine ground work near London’s Canary Wharf, and heard the cries of an animal, they decided to look in one of the deep muddy holes and found a small, trapped creature. When they pulled it out, they discovered a four-month-old fox so covered in layer upon layer of dried mud, that it almost looked like an old, dirty stuffed toy.
Fortunately the animal was taken to South Essex Wildlife Hospital, where he was cleansed and nursed back to good health. According to staff members, no one knows how long he was trapped, but as far as we’re concerned, he’s safe now and that’s what matters.
As for his name, they’re calling him ‘Muddsey.’