Tiny stoat rescued after being trapped down drain

Credit: RSPCA

Two tiny stoats have been rescued by the RSPCA after being found on a hospital site in Dawlish.

They were both thin and weak and one was trapped down a drain.

They will now be cared for as the charity prepares to release them into the wild.

The RSPCA has recently seen a surge of newly-born baby animals arriving for help and are advising people what to do if they think they have found a wild animal in need.

“Our advice is that if you see a lone baby wild animal, unless it is obviously injured or in immediate danger from predators or traffic, monitor the situation from afar; the likelihood is that it does not need rescuing. Young animals have a much greater chance of survival if they remain with their mothers.