A man, while out walking with his wife and dog, noticed what he thought was a dog struggling in the Grand Union Canal in Market Harborough.
Without hesitation, he jumped into the water to save the animal.
It wasn’t until he reached the creature that he realized it was actually a fox cub.
The man managed to bring the soaking wet cub to safety, and it was later taken to Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital for treatment.
Volunteers at the hospital are currently providing care for the cub, in the hopes that it will fully recover.
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