An otter has been found injured in the centre of Mansfield.
The picture of the otter was posted in the I Love Mansfield Facebook page this morning.
A spokesman for Mansfield BID who run the site posted:
“Well done to Stef , MDC & one our staff who rescued the injured otter this morning on Church Street. Safely in the hands of a local vet now thanks to these kind fellas.”
Daryl McGreade, business and crime coordinator at Mansfield BID told your Chad: “I came into work this morning and a couple of MDC lads spotted me and pointed out the otter which was hunkered down in a drain.
“I called the RSPCA and eventually a local vets came to get it.
“It was fighting a bit and managed to bite me on the finger.
“It was only minor and I have had a tetanus injection.
The River Maun is round the corner near the Town Mill pub so we think it might have come from there somehow.
“It’s the first time I have seen an otter around here.
It must have been injured because it was in a place where it shouldn’t have ben and we were worried for its safety being near a road with traffic buzzing up and down.
“The nurse at A and E told me she has never seen anyone bitten by one!”
The Otter, a young female, was later checked out and found to be fit and well.
Daryl said it had been transferred to a sanctuary by the RSPCA until it was old enough to be released back into the wild.