South West Wales

Ludwig the otter rescued from Swansea nickel refinery

Otter Image copyright RSPCA
Image caption Ludwig is safe and well after being rescued from the refinery

An otter has been rescued after getting himself trapped beneath a fast moving conveyor belt at a Swansea nickel refinery.

RSPCA officers were called to Vale Europe Ltd's refinery in Clydach on Tuesday after staff spotted him.

The adult otter - named Ludwig after refinery founder Ludwig Mond - was quickly cornered and rescued.

After a visit to the vet he was taken to the RSPCA's specialist wildlife centre in Somerset for rehabilitation.

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