Basil was found in Torquay, near the fictional hotel for the popular 70s sitcom. On our first meet, we feared that the 5.5kg fox had suffered a serious spinal injury from a road accident. He was unable to walk, but luckily now, he's fighting fit.
Basil is a rehabilitated fox. He was fitted with a GPS collar and released back into the wild on 16 April 2012. 'Rehab' foxes can spend up to a few weeks getting back to full health, before being released back into their local area. If they have been out of their territory for some time, another fox could have taken over. In this case, they may have to find a new home.