Wild rabbit rescued from a car engine in Aberdeen
A wild rabbit found trapped inside a car engine in Aberdeen has been released unharmed.
The animal was discovered by a man in the city's Laburnum Walk, after a neighbour heard strange noises coming from the vehicle.
After inspecting the car, he found the young wild rabbit was stuck inside the engine and contacted the Scottish SPCA.
A mechanic had to be called to remove the front section of the car to free the animal.
Animal Rescue Officer Karen Hogg said: "Despite our efforts, there was just no way of getting the rabbit out with the car still in one piece.
"Thankfully, the mechanic was able to remove the front section of the vehicle and we were able to free her."
She said the animal had been frightened, but was not injured.
"It's a real mystery as to how she got into the engine but I'm just so glad we were able to rescue her," she added.