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Purpoise rescued from burn in Grangemouth

Purpoise (Scottish SPCA)
Purpoise (Scottish SPCA)

A female porpoise has been rescued by the Scottish SPCA after becoming stranded in Grange burn, Grangemouth.

The charity came to the rescue on Tuesday after a member of the public spotted her in the shallow waters.

© SSPCA
Purpoise (Scottish SPCA)

Animal Rescue Officer Bob Ward said, “We were alerted to a porpoise that became stranded in shallow waters in Grange burn.

“It is likely the porpoise became disorientated and got caught out by the changing tides.

Purpoise (Scottish SPCA)

“The tide had already gone out so we laid wet towels on top of her and transported her to Blackness where we managed to get her into deeper water.

“It was such a relief to get her back into the water safely thanks to a tremendous team effort from British Divers Marine Life Rescue and my fellow animal rescue officer Kirsty Mitchell.”

(Scottish SPCA)

Anyone who discovers an injured or distressed wild animal should call the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.