Baby otter found in Aberfeldy car park after flood

Ripple, a three week old otter cub who was found in a car park after severe flooding. Picture: PA
Ripple, a three week old otter cub who was found in a car park after severe flooding. Picture: PA
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A three-week-old otter cub has been found in a car park after severe flooding.

The tiny creature, who has since been named Ripple, was discovered at Taymouth Marina in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, on July 17.

He is now being cared for at the Scottish SPCA’s National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Clackmannanshire.

Centre manager Colin Seddon said: “We think Ripple’s holt may have flooded due to the very heavy rain.

“His mother was likely moving location and has either dropped him or left him behind.

“Ripple is so young his eyes haven’t yet opened but he appears in good condition. We still need to get him to feed from us but we are hopeful he will.

“Otters usually remain in our care until they are at least a year old and mature enough to fend for themselves in the wild.”