Injured baby pine marten on road to recovery


A BABY pine marten who fell from a tree in the Highlands and injured its back is now recovering in the Scottish SPCA’s care.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity was called to rescue the ten-week-old female cub after a member of the public found her lying on the ground at a car park at Monadh Mor wet woods on the A835 between Tore and Dingwall.

Inspector Gill MacGregor collected the cold and wet cub and took her to a nearby vet practice to be examined before transporting her to the Scottish SPCA’s National Wildlife Rescue Centre at Fishcross, near Alloa, for further treatment and care. She has been named Martina.

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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