Stoat survives sticky 30-mile trip.A STOAT stoat (stōt), European name for the short-tailed weasel, Mustela erminea, also called ermine when in its white winter phase. had a lucky escape after he got stuck in the front grille of a sports car for 30 miles, the RSPCA RSPCA (in Britain) Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
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A motorist spotted the tiny animal in the road in Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, as he travelled home from work late.
He feared he had run the animal over but the following morning at his home 32 miles away in Ewerby, near Sleaford, Lincs, he found the "motor stoat" peeping out of the front grille of the BMW BMW
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He had not only survived the journey home, but had spent the night stuck in the car with just his face and front feet sticking out.
RSPCA inspector Laura Jones was called and helped the driver release the creature from the car.
She took the stoat to a vet for pain relief and antibiotics but remarkably the stoat had completely escaped injury.
He was taken to Weirfield Wildlife Hospital in Lincoln where he was fed and watered before being released.
Inspector Jones said: "This is definitely one of the most unusual rescues I have ever been involved with.
"It is amazing that the stoat managed to escape injury, despite being stuck in the grille for more than 30 miles and for several hours."