Baby weasel rescued from cat attack in Weston

PUBLISHED: 16:00 02 August 2018

The lucky weasal survived a cat attack. Picture: SWWR

The lucky weasal survived a cat attack. Picture: SWWR

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A baby weasel had a lucky escape after it was attacked by a cat.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue, in East Huntspill, received a call from a Weston pet owner whose cat had caught the baby.

The cat owner was able to bring the poorly animal into the charity’s base for assessment.

The weasel, named Ron by charity staff, had suffered a number of puncture wounds caused by the cat’s teeth.

Animal carer Dan Bryant put the animal on a course of antibiotics to help the wounds heal.

He said: “It is not unusual for weasels to be caught by cats.

“However, this case is slightly surprising as cats normally go for weasels which are weak or injured as they’re easier to catch.

“Ron was fit and healthy before the cat caught him. I imagine he let his guard down because he is young.

“The cat must have been brave as weasels are normally very feisty.”

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