A baby pine marten is recovering after falling from a tree and injuring its back.
Martina, a ten-week-old cub, was discovered lying on the ground in a car park at Monadh Mor woods on the A835 between Tore and Dingwall in the Highlands.
She could not move because she had injured her back and a member of the public called the Scottish SPCA who collected the cold and wet animal. They took her to a vets to be checked over before she moved to the charity’s wildlife centre near Alloa.
Martina is now recovering and being looked after before she is old enough to be released back into the wild.
Centre manager Colin Seddon said: "Martina would have been extremely vulnerable to predators had she not been found as she was unable to move due to a slight back injury she has sustained by falling from a tree.
"Thankfully her injury was not serious and she is responding to treatment well. We plan to release Martina back into the wild when she is fully developed and able to fend for herself."
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