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Stranded Foxes Reminder of Dangers of Estuary Tides, Says Howth Coast Guard

26th August 2022
The two foxes stranded by the tide on a sandbank off Baldoyle
The two foxes were stranded by the tide on a sandbank off Baldoyle on Thursday morning Credit: Twitter/HowthCoastGuard

A pair of foxes trapped on a sandbank in Baldoyle surprised locals in the north Dublin suburb yesterday morning (Thursday 25 August).

But Howth Coast Guard, who shared a video of the animals on social media, says their predicament serves as a reminder to the public of the dangers of incoming tides.

Luckily in this case the foxes swam back to shore after the morning tide caught them unawares.

The coastguard unit advises the public to always check for their local tide times before walking on the beach — simply by searching for “tide times” or using a site like Tides Near Me.

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