A postman in Scotland rescued a baby otter on the side of the road, then took her on a 220 mile tour of the country in his mailbag.
Kenny Wilson spotted the otter, which he named Orla, on the side of the road. He stopped his car and put her in his mailbag to keep her warm.
Wilson fed her kitten milk through the tube of a ballpoint pen, then took her with him in a Mini car enthusiasts’ rally before dropping her at an animal rescue.
Wilson said Orla was nearly frozen when he found her and he didn’t think she would survive. He stopped for milk when he started hearing squeaks from his bag that made him think Orla was hungry.
Orla is now eating fish and being hand-reared at an animal sanctuary.
- Staff Writer Bryan Dean