Construction workers spotted the matted ball of fur, offered him some food and alerted the RSPCA, but the wily little dog could not be captured.
The day before land clearing was due to commence, the construction workers managed to trap Mr Fox in the log and RSPCA Senior Rescue Officer Jo was able to safely transport him to the vet for a check-up.
“Because he was so terrified I had to sedate him. Then we could take him safely outside of that log and transport him to the vet to receive treatment,” Senior Rescue Officer Jo said.
“He was in quite poor condition, but considering he had been on the run for several months, it’s kind of understandable.”