This poor little guy has not had a great few days, unfortunately he was found down a drain. Luckily he was found and bought in to us and is
recovering in one of our incubators. We have our fingers crossed for this little one. After such a horrific ordeal, we aren't sure if he will start to improve but we will definitely try our best! He is on a monitored diet to make sure he is putting on weight and we have given him some antibiotics to prevent infection. He has also had some painkillers, as he is very stiff due to some severe bruising.
As you can see from the photo below - his nails have been severely worn down which is probably due to him trying to escape for quite a while from the drain.
Unfortunately, Derek sadly didn't make it. We aren't sure how long he was down the drain, so he may just have given up. He did start to put on a little weight (very slowly) but it was obviously just too late for him. At least he isn't suffering now.
We really do urge people to make sure their drains have a suitable cover on so wildlife cannot get down them.
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