The RSPCA rescued a fox that got her head stuck inside a watering can while hunting for anything to eat or drink.
On Friday, a member of the public spotted the animal in difficulty in Braiswick, Essex, near Colchester.
After spotting the fox thrashing around in his garden with the plastic can on its head, he called the animal rescue charity.
Animal rescue officer Natalie Read said: “The caller said the poor fox was clearly distressed.
“I suspect she got the watering can stick on her head after investigating to see whether there was anything to eat or drink inside.
“She must have been exhausted because I was able to catch her easily and carefully prise the can of her head.
“Thankfully she wasn’t injured and she was raring to go so I released her and she bounded off back into the safety of the undergrowth.
“She was lucky to be spotted and rescued so quickly because she could have suffered serious cuts and injuries to her head, or may have even died if she’d have been left like that.”
The curious creature isn’t the first to get itself into a spot of trouble in unusual circumstances.
The RSPCA was called to a house in Norwich in December after a cat was discovered stuck in a cupboard when a new family moved in.
As per ITV, the black cat named Mistletoe was found by new homeowners just before Christmas. Last month, the RSPCA launched an appeal to find her a permanent home.