RSPCA inspector Mark Buggie captures a fox found in a boat at Cowes Yacht Haven, Isle of Wight. Picture courtesy of Cowes Yacht Haven.
THE RSPCA was called in after an unusual stowaway was found on board a boat moored in Cowes on Saturday.
Boatowner Gerry Faram was planning on taking his family out on the water, but had to put the trip on hold after discovering a fox curled up, asleep on his boat, which was moored at Cowes Yacht Haven.
Sailmaker Gerry, of Alexandra Road, Cowes, contacted the RSPCA, who captured the uninjured animal and released it back into the wild soon after.
Gerry, 44, said: "I was going to take the RIB out so my family could go for a picnic. As I was loading it, I spotted the fox asleep at the front of it. The fox was wet, so it may have fallen in the water and climbed aboard.
"It’s not something you see every day, but it is apparently not uncommon to see foxes wandering around the yacht haven."
Pictures courtesy of Cowes Yacht Haven.
Picture courtesy of Gerry Faram.