Firefighters and animal rescuers came to the aid of a fox that fell into a storm tank at a sewage treatment plant.

A fox

A fox

The RSPCA explained how inspector Grace Harris-Bridge responded alongside crew members from Kent Fire and Rescue Services when the animal was spotted around 30 feet down in the storm tank at Swalecliffe Treatment Works.

The fox was trapped on a narrow ledge inside the tank without any means of climbing back out, according to the RSPCA.

Harris-Bridge explained: "This poor fox had got himself in a bit of a pickle, having fallen down into a storm tank at a sewage plant. Thankfully, someone spotted him and contacted us and we were able to climb down and catch the fox in the net after he tried to give us quite the run around."

She added: "He was monitored overnight to make sure he was going to be OK and as he was in such good condition he was released back into the wild the next day."