An adorable young otter has been taken to a rescue centre after it was found abandoned in Suffolk. 

The three-week-old kit, which is only just able to open its eyes, was discovered by a member of the public near Deben Mill near Wickham Market. 

Initially, they left it in the hope that it would be reunited with its mother, but they eventually called the RSPCA 48 hours later, who took it to Wildlives Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Essex.

East Anglian Daily Times: The three-week-old otter is only just able to open their eyesThe three-week-old otter is only just able to open their eyes (Image: Rosemary Catford)

"It was brought to us yesterday by a member of the public," said Rosemary Catford, who set up the centre in Thorrington.

"We have had otters in before but not this tiny. They usually do not come out of the holt until much older.

"This one, her eyes are literally just opening."

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After being taken in by the centre, she was kept warm and given plenty of fluids due to being dehydrated.

The kit is already steadily improving, and is taking on her bottle more than when she first arrived. 

However, how she got to where she was found remains shrouded in mystery.

Having been found in the middle of nowhere and away from water, Rosemary believes it is likely to have been dropped by a bird of prey.

She added: "Any other predator would have eaten her.

"It is a mystery for something that young to be out within an area of no water."

The process of bringing the otter back to full health has now begun, but it could take up to a year before it is back out in the wild. 

An artificial holt, which is where otters nest, will have to be made for the creature before it is released back into Suffolk rivers.