Firefighters free a fox stuck between garages in Braunstone Town, Leicestster
Firefighters freed a fox which became trapped in a three-inch gap between two garages.
A crew, from Leicester's southern station, was called to Castleford Road, in Braunstone Town, shortly after 2pm on Wednesday.
The fox had become stuck between the walls of two garages and was heard crying in distress by one of the householders at about 4am.
The crew called for back-up from technical rescue team colleagues.
They removed bricks to get to the animal, which was taken away by the RSPCA.
Neighbour Mark Sandford, 49, said: "I heard the fox had been there since about 4am.
"Police, a fire crew and the RSPCA were here.
"Not long after the first arrived, another fire engine carrying more equipment turned up to drill into the wall to get the fox out.
"Half an hour later, the animal was freed.
"From what I understand, they took some bricks out of the wall to get it out."
A spokeswoman for the RSPCA said staff from the charity "were involved in the rescue of a fox stuck between two walls".
"The fox was successfully released, thanks to the efforts of the fire service, along with help from the RSPCA.
"The fox was taken to a vet overnight for treatment," the spokeswoman said.
"It was due to be released back in to the wild today."