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Deceased fox on hard shoulder

Reported via desktop in the Off the carriageway (NH) category anonymously at 20:50, Sun 26 November 2023

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5254841.

There is a deceased fox on hard shoulder westbound anout quarter of a mile from juction 24 there is a big yellow Rureka sign just after where the deceased fox is layed and just down the m62 is john fredricks plastics on the same side . Could highways please remove Thankyou .

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  • Thank you for your report of 26 November 2023 about a deceased fox on the hard shoulder. We understand your concerns and appreciate the time you’ve taken to contact us about this.

    Safety is our highest priority and any animals on the carriage way that pose a risk to vehicles and their occupants will be removed as quickly and safely as possible.

    Household pets, such as a dogs and cats, will be retrieved, and we endeavour to reunite pets with their owners if they can be identified through microchips or other identification. Wild animals, lying off the carriageway, on verges or the central reservation, are normally left to naturally decay unless they are a particular hazard, a danger to public health or there is a statutory obligation for testing or removal.

    Reports of issues which pose an immediate risk should be made from a safe place, via telephone to the police on 999, or our customer contact centre. You can use this reporting tool for less urgent reports such as litter, overgrown vegetation or potholes.

    Thank you again for contacting us. If there is anything we can help you with, please email or telephone our Contact Centre. They’re available 24 hours a day by phone: 0300 123 5000 or by email Alternatively, please visit the National Highways website at

    Kind regards National Highways

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by National Highways at 11:31, Wed 29 November 2023

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