A rare bird of prey has been rescued and returned to the wild after she was found in a chicken coop.
The goshawk had made her way into the living quarters of a flock of chickens at a West Wales farm.
All of the chickens were checked over by a vet and they had survived the ordeal without injury.
The goshawk was kept in RSPCA care overnight for monitoring. RSPCA animal collection officer Ellie West confined herself in the coup to rescue the wild bird:
This must have come as one massive shock to the owner of the smallholding - who was alerted after hearing an almighty commotion from the chicken coop.
The bird was released back into the Carmarthenshire wild
The animal charity are not releasing the location the goshawk was released because the bird is so rare.