An 'adorable' pup has been rescued from a busy Aberdeenshire street.
The Scottish SPCA believe the small otter may have become separated from its mother after flooding, before being spotted in Inverurie by a member of the public on Monday.
A spokesperson for the charity said: "Our wonderful wildlife team will look after him until he is old enough to return to the wild."
Scottish SPCA inspector Amanda Watson added: "A brave member of the public picked up a male otter early on Monday morning.
"He was found on a busy street in Inverurie, quite near the river.
"The pup is now in the care of our National Wildlife Rescue Centre. He will stay with us until he is a year old as that's how long otters stay with their mothers in the wild."
She added: "It was the most adorable encounter I've had on a Monday morning in a long time."