Staff at the RSPCA’s Isle of Thanet branch welcomed an unexpected visitor after a beaver was found trapped under a car in Cliffsend, Kent.
The large rodent was transported to the animal centre in a dog create before an inspector subsequently took him on to Wildwood Trust for specialised care.
It is believed the beaver had strayed away from the nearby Ham Fen nature reserve near Sandwich where a colony of European beavers help to maintain and restore the rare fenland wildlife habitat.
“He was fairly flat and listless when I picked him up. He is now being monitored at Wildwood and is making good progress.”