Police helicopter called to "woman screaming" in Exeter University grounds; turns out to be a fox
The police helicopter was in action in the early hours of Friday morning after reports of a woman screaming for help in Exeter.
Devon and Cornwall police received a call from a member of the public claiming they could hear a woman screaming in the grounds of Exeter University.
The air operation unit responded just before 1:30am however it was soon discovered the scream was actually coming from something far less sinister.
The helicopter was called out to help search for the ‘victim’ but it was confirmed by police on the ground that the woman’s screams were in fact that of a fox.
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The noise was heard in the area between the Lemon Grove and the tennis courts on Exeter University campus.
A vixen’s scream is usually a mating call or a marking out of territory and often gets confused for a human voice.
A representative of Devon and Cornwall Police said:
“The helicopter was called out to reports of a woman screaming in the Horseguards area of Exeter just before 1:30am on Friday morning, however a unit on the ground confirmed the screaming was in fact a fox and the helicopter returned soon after.”
The yellow and blue police helicopter has become a familiar sight in the skies over Exeter recently.
It offers 24/7 support to all operational units, quickly reaching remote or dangerous destinations and giving access to areas which may be dangerous to terrestrial units.
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