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Last Updated: Friday May 14 2010 09:54 GMT

In pics: Fox cub found stuck in car wheel

The fox cub with its head stuck in the wheel

This 10-week-old fox cub got a bit of a scare when he got his head wedged in an old lorry wheel at a gas depot in Grangemouth, in Scotland.

The fox cub with its head stuck in the wheel

A lorry driver heard him yelping for help and rang the Scottish SPCA animal charity. They calmed the cub down before easing the wheel off his head!

The fox cub after being rescued from the wheel

A spokeswoman for the SSPCA said apart from being shaken up, the cub was OK, adding: "He quickly became very active and wild as soon as he was free, which is a really good sign."

The fox cub after being rescued from the wheel

Now he's been introduced to two other fox cubs the charity's looking after and they're hoping to release them all when they're old enough to look after themselves.