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Last Updated: Friday May 07 2010 12:09 GMT

In pics: Fox cub stuck in watering can

Fox cub

They say curiosity killed the cat, but it was nearly the end for this little fox cub when he decided to check out a small watering can

Fox cub

The baby fox was snuffling around a garden in Surrey when he decided to investigate the can. And got his head stuck in it

Fox cub

Luckily, the owners of the house heard his cries as he banged around their garden. So they picked him up and took him to Wildlife Aid in nearby Leatherhead.

Fox cub

Animal expert Simon Cowell took 20 minutes to pull the cub out of the can.

Fox cub

Here he comes!

Fox cub

He's out! And luckily the little cub was unharmed.

Fox cub

Simon was very relieved that the cub was safe, and that the metal from the can hadn't dug into him at all.

Fox cub

The cub was salivating a bit because he was hungry, but he's now been fed well.

Fox cub with animal expert Simon Cowell

Simon said the fox has been named Jacob.

Fox cub with animal expert Simon Cowell

He had to act quite quickly, as if the cub had been stuck much longer, he could have died.

Fox cub

Time for a quick cuddle with his rescuer...

Fox cub

Jacob is now safe and happy. And he'll be released back into the wild in the summer.