A wild rabbit became trapped inside a car engine, forcing a mechanic to dismantle the vehicle to rescue the animal.
The owner of the car was alerted by a neighbour on Aberdeen’s Laburnum Walk who heard strange noises coming from the car in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The owner contacted the Scottish SPCA who confirmed that a young female rabbit was stuck inside his car engine.
Animal Rescue Officer Karen Hogg, who attended the scene, tried to free the rabbit but was eventually forced to call a mechanic who determined that the front end of the car would have to be dismantled.
Ms Hogg said: "Despite our efforts, there was just no way of getting the rabbit out with the car still in one piece.
“Thankfully, the mechanic was able to remove the front section of the vehicle and we were able to free her.
"She was understandably frightened but, thankfully, hadn't sustained any injuries.
“It's a real mystery as to how she got into the engine but I'm just so glad we were able to rescue her.
"Being able to release her back into the wild after her ordeal was a great feeling."
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