These are the adorable photos of three baby red squirrels being cared for after being blown from a nest.
The Scottish SPCA is looking after the three young squirrels after they were discovered helpless in Killiecrankie, Perthshire on March 30.
The squirrels, named Frodo, Smeagol and Pippin, after Lord of the Rings characters, are now being rehabilitated at the charity’s National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross, Clackmannanshire.
Colin Seddon, Centre Manager, says the squirrels will remain in their care until they are completely independent.
He said: “The squirrels are now being hand-reared by Sheelagh McAllister, our Head of Small Mammals.
“Sheelagh has had a vast amount of experience rearing red squirrels and is extremely knowledgeable in the care they require.
“Frodo, Smeagle and Pippin will remain in our care until they are completely independent.
“It’s good that they have come in together as this will help their development before their return to the wild, at a supported release site.
“Nesting season for both squirrels and birds is well underway so we urge people to take care when cutting down trees/trimming hedges.
“It’s best to check for nests first to avoid any accidents.”
Anyone who discovers an injured or distressed wild animal should call the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.