When someone first spotted Basil the fox, he was limping around in broad daylight and clearly had an injured foot. Not wanting to leave him suffering, the concerned passerby contacted a known wildlife rescuer to see if he could help.
The woman gave Dan Martin the fox's location, which turned out to be only three minutes away from where Martin worked. Armed with a soft towel, Martin quickly located Basil and could see that he was desperate for help. He approached him slowly, trying to earn his trust, and it only took about 20 minutes before Basil allowed Martin to get close to him.