Tiny fox cub with rare grey coat rescued after losing mother


A TINY fox cub with unusual grey fur has been rescued from certain death in East Kilbride.

The four week old fox was found distressed and alone after being separated from her mother in the South Lanarkshire town.


The tiny cub has an very unusual grey coat



No bigger than a bag of sugar the cute cub has been named Blondie by rescue staff because of her rare grey coat.

She was discovered in a garden in Elgin Place by a member of the public, however, it is not known how she became separated from her mum.


Blondie is being looked after by Scottish SPCA staff



Blondie is currently being looked after by staff at the Scottish SPCA wildlife centre in Fishcross.

Wildlife centre manager Colin Seddon said: “At this time of year fox cubs are beginning to explore outside their den and may not need to be rescued.


She will be released when she is old enough to look after herself



“They are also being moved by their mother from earth to earth and sometimes get dropped, but she will come back for the cubs if it is safe to do so.

“In Blondie’s case, her mother was nowhere to be found and she wouldn’t have survived on her own.”

He added: “We’re hopeful that Blondie will be released at a carefully selected site with the landowner’s permission when she is at the right age and stage to be able to survive on her own in the wild.

“Our advice is that it if you spot a fox cub, it is best to leave them alone if they appear uninjured and in a safe place.”