Baby leverets rescued and taken to animal charity

A baby leveret. Picture: Secret World Wildlife Rescue

A baby leveret. Picture: Secret World Wildlife Rescue - Credit: Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Four tiny baby leverets which were found alone next to their dead mother have been saved by an animal rescue charity.

Animal carers at Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill are nursing the babies back to health following the ordeal.

The babies were found by a dog walker whose dog had picked up one of the tiny animals.

After looking around, the walker found the body of a hare in a hedge and three uninjured but weak leverets by the side of it.

Concerned for their wellbeing, he took them into Secret World.

The four babies will be under the supervision of Secret World animal carer Marie Denson until they are strong and old enough to be released back into the wild.

In 2017, the charity looked after 174 hares and rabbits, including a number of leverets.

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Find out more about the charity by visiting www.secretworld.org