Friday, 18 October 2013

Orphaned otter cub rescued from Scottish street on the road to recovery

A baby otter cub found disorientated on a Scottish street is on the mend after being rescued by an animal welfare charity.

Lost Murkle was spotted by a member of the public near the village of Lybster on Scotland’s east coast on October 3.

The eight-week-old is currently being cared for at the Scottish SPCA’s National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross, Clackmannanshire.

‘Murkle was very sick, weak and lethargic when she was found,’ explained Inspector Audrey Gunn.

‘Sadly, it’s possible her mother has been killed or frightened off. She wouldn’t have been able to survive on her own as otters usually remain with their parents until they’re around a year old.

‘After some time in a heated room at the vets Murkle became a lot brighter.

‘I was advised to feed her trout and I gave the fishmonger a bit of a laugh when I told him who I was shopping for. He joked that Murkle was better fed than him.’

The Scottish SPCA hopes to release Murkle back into the wild in around 12 months when she is ‘fit and healthy and able to fend for herself’.

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