A fox managed to get himself hopelessly tangled and trapped in a football net.
Dogwalker Ian Neads, 50, who was with his Labrador Jazz, came across the trapped animal on Friday morning on some playing fields in Hove, East Sussex.
The young fox was already being tended to by another walker.
Mr Neads said: "I live locally so I went home and got some gloves and cutting tools. He was so entangled there was no way you would have been able to get him out otherwise.
"When we were cutting him free he realised what was going on and stopped trying to bite, laying back and letting us get him free."
After being freed from his ordeal at 7.30am the fox was left unharmed and scarpered.