The Scottish SPCA is currently caring for a little weasel called Steasel at their National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross.
We have been caring for the weasel since he was found in Hallglen at the beginning of the month.
Centre Manager Colin Seddon said, “We think Steasel was separated from his mother or even dropped by a predator before being spotted by a member of the public.
“He’s doing very well though and we’ll be releasing him back into the wild in the near future.
“We have successfully reared other members of the mustelid family before, including badgers, otters, pine martens, stoats and weasels. This year we’ve seen eight weasels come through the doors of the centre and we’re still expecting to see a few more.
“Although Steasel is very cute, weasels are Britain’s smallest carnivore and once he’s fully grown he will be able to pursue mice and voles in their burrows.”
Anyone who discovers an injured or distressed wild animal should call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.