A hedgehog that had become trapped down a drain hole in Arbroath has been rescued by the Scottish SPCA.
Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted on Friday (July 8) after the hedgehog was spotted in distress at Warddykes Primary School.
Animal rescue officer Coreen Hill said: “I was lucky enough to be given help by two gentlemen from Tayside Mechanical Services who were working at the school at the time.
“They were able to use their tools to flatten my swan hook so I could carefully slide it past her and turn it slowly to cradle her to pull her out of the hole.
“Thankfully she was uninjured and apart from being very hungry she was okay.
“She has settled in to garden life not too far from where I live and she has been seen venturing out and about.
“Her new home had lots of places for her to hide as well as a good supply of food with the added benefit of a woodland area nearby if she wishes to venture there.
“I’d like to thank the gentlemen who were more than happy to help me with the rescue and I’m so glad this story has a happy ending.”
Anyone who discovers an injured or distressed wild animal should call the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.