Two roe deer fawns who had become separated from their mothers are coming on leaps and bounds in the Scottish SPCA's care.
Nipper, a one-week-old male, was rescued by a member of the public after he became stuck down a hole at The Doll, Brora, on 14 May while Rowan, a two-week-old female, was found orphaned after her mum was chased by dogs at Dalcross, Nairn, on 10 May.
Our inspectors collected Nipper and Rowan and transported them to our National Wildlife Rescue Centre at Fishcross, near Alloa, where they are now recovering from their frightening ordeals.
Centre Manager Colin Seddon said, "It's very unfortunate that Nipper and Rowan became separated from their mothers but this is, sadly, quite a common occurrence when deer and man live side-by-side.
"Thankfully the people who found the fawns did the right thing by calling us for help and keeping them comfortable and quiet until we arrived.
"We're keeping Nipper and Rowan together, which will help their socialisation as well as give them comfort, and they are already doing really well.
"They're both taking a bottle and becoming stronger and more active every day. They have a good chance of making a full recovery and being returned to the wild."
The Scottish SPCA is warning members of the public not to approach baby deer unless there is a welfare concern, as there had been in both Nipper and Rowan's cases.
Centre Manager Colin Seddon said, "Fawns are regularly left on their own by their mother so unless they are showing signs of distress or are in immediate danger they should be left alone to allow mum to return."