Cowbridge resident Nicola Massie was shocked to find a dead otter on the Llantwit Major Road not far from Darren Close on Tuesday morning, January 7.
Nicola, who was walking her dog, told The GEM: “It was at about 7.45am. I was very surprised to see it. It had been run over.”
She rolled it out of the road.
Natural Resources Wales told her that the otter probably came from the brook near Llanfrynach Church.
It will be taken to Cardiff University for examination.