VIDEO: Shrewsbury rangers to the rescue after otter goes for a potter up Pride Hill
Shoppers had to do a double take when an otter went for a potter in Shrewsbury town centre.
The otter, assumed to have taken to dry land from the River Severn, was seen wandering up Pride Hill on Saturday.
Onlookers found the Shrewsbury Town Rangers on duty in the town centre and, while the task might not have been in their job description, they were happy to step in and help the slippery customer.
Helen Ball, clerk of Shrewsbury Town Council said: "The rangers were able to catch him and pop him back in the river. An otter had a potter up Pride Hill is not something you see everyday."
One of those who spotted the otter was Rosie Johnston.
Mrs Johnston said: "My husband and I saw him coming out of Windsor Place, cross Castle Street and go down the passage between Mother Hubbard's and My Tan shops.
"We then watched as someone went in the back door of Primark, and the otter slipped in just before the door shut. We couldn't believe our eyes."
There have been many sightings of otters in the Severn across Shropshire and Shropshire Wildlife Trust has a Shropshire Otter Project to help secure their presence and increase their chance of survival.
Earlier this year an early morning worker in Shropshire caught on video a young deer wandering down Shrewsbury's Wyle Cop.