Arriving at the farm this morning the first thing I did was to check on Spot. There she was stretched out on her side with a dozen little spotty bundles attached to her belly hungrily feeding. Spot seems fine. The afterbirth was there and she doesn’t seem in any pain. She is in her element on top of her huge nest grunting contentedly to her young.
We have brought the smallest one home for some heat, food and TLC. It appeared to be out on its own, cold, dozy and possibly a little injured by mum. Its now doing well in the brooder cage under a heat lamp, occasionally escaping out and bedding down on my bath robe. The plan is that all going well it will be reintroduced to its mum and siblings in the morning.