The missing skunk from Tolman Animal Kingdom is safe and back home.

Albino skunk, Bonnie (although reports at the time had her named Milli), escaped in March while out on a walk with her owner.

She was finally spotted by GP Dr Ross and his son Finlay on the beach at Pendrethan.

Tolman owner Adam Smith said: "Dr Ross rang Heiki [Dorn, vet] and we went down and found some burrows. We set traps and I went down three times in the night but nothing, then Heiki and my worker Ashley went down again and saw her.

"So I went down and we dug for an hour and finally got her. She bit me but she was scared and as she bit me I pulled her out attached to my hand."

Adam said that fellow skunk Clyde is "so happy to have Bonnie back"  and that she is enjoying some tasty meals. He added: "I think limpets were boring her."

He added that the site is now double fenced with CCTV surveillance.


A reward of £250 had been offered for information leading to Milli's safe return and £500 for her return in person.

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