Hero farmer saves four fox cubs from a dead mother
Farmer Chris Rolfe saved four unborn fox cubs by doing an emergency C-section on their dead mother on the roadside in West Sussex, south England. /VCG Photo

Farmer Chris Rolfe saved four unborn fox cubs by doing an emergency C-section on their dead mother on the roadside in West Sussex, south England. /VCG Photo

When he was driving along the A272 near Cowfold in West Sussex, he saw a dead vixen which had been killed in a car accident. He noticed that her stomach was moving. /VCG Photo

When he was driving along the A272 near Cowfold in West Sussex, he saw a dead vixen which had been killed in a car accident. He noticed that her stomach was moving. /VCG Photo

Chris, who had performed C-sections on sheep before, ran to his car to get a knife and performed a C-section on the fox, pulling out four live cubs. /VCG Photo

Chris, who had performed C-sections on sheep before, ran to his car to get a knife and performed a C-section on the fox, pulling out four live cubs. /VCG Photo

Now the cubs are seven weeks old and in healthy condition. Rolfe and his family are working with the charity the Fox Project to get the cubs strong enough to be released when they are six months old. /VCG Photo

Now the cubs are seven weeks old and in healthy condition. Rolfe and his family are working with the charity the Fox Project to get the cubs strong enough to be released when they are six months old. /VCG Photo