ANIMAL rescuers raced to rescue a huge “lizard” sheltering in freezing conditions in a garden – only to find it was an ornamental otter!
The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals took a call from a woman who reported finding the “foot-long lizard” inside her cat shelter.
Animal Rescue Officer Karen Hogg said: “The caller has a shelter set up in her garden as her cat doesn’t always want to come indoors.”
“When she went to check the shelter yesterday she noticed an animal intruder and got a fright.”
“I went to check on it and was surprised to find an ornamental otter.”
“Someone must have placed the garden ornament inside as a joke.”
“Although incidents like these are false alarms, it’s always better to be safe than sorry and we’d encourage anyone with concerns about an animal to call our helpline on 03000 999 999.”