While one family was driving, they spotted a lost, confused baby otter, and immediately contacted the Scottish SPCA. Misty was separated from her family after they succumbed to a car accident and wandered around looking for help.
The family took Misty to the Scottish SPCA’s National Wildlife Rescue Center, where staff quickly began caring for the little otter. They estimated that Misty was about 10-weeks-old, too young to survive on her own, and was at first unsure about her new temporary home.
“We named the cub Misty as she is very small and mist is made up of tiny droplets of water,” Colin Seddon, manager of the National Wildlife Rescue Center, said in a press release. “She was difficult to feed when she arrived as she wouldn’t take a bottle, but we were able to get her onto fish and she is now going from strength to strength!”
Misty needed the guidance of her family. To help her feel safe, the staff at the rescue center got Misty a special friend…
…who Misty absolutely bonded with immediately.
The soft, friendly robin toy is comforting to Misty. She can cuddle up to the toy in place of her parents, and will make her feel loved until she can be released back into the wild.
“She will be reared with another otter cub of a similar age, called Fin, who arrived into our care on Boxing Day. Misty will be released in around a year’s time when she is mature enough to fend for herself in the wild.”
Misty had a rough start to life, but thanks to her rescuers, she now has something to snuggle up to until she heads back into the wild where she belongs.
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