'Adorable' baby otter rescued from busy Aberdeenshire street

The unnamed baby otter was rescued in Inverurie
The unnamed baby otter was rescued in Inverurie
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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.

It's believed he was separated from his mother during flooding.

It's believed he was separated from his mother during flooding.

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."