These two beautiful 1-year-old foxes were rescued in Co Galway and successfully released back to the wild in Co Mayo.
Prior to their release they were temporarily housed in a shed but in a joint-effort, the two foxes pawed at the clay under the shed door and managed to escape. They returned again soon afterwards before eventually departing for good back to the wild. Incidentally, the cat which appears in some of the photos is said to have chased the foxes when they got in her way!
Thanks to Noreen Sweeney for the photos.