TWO little ducklings were rescued on Easter Sunday - from a storm drain at the Isle of Wight prison.

Carisbrooke Vets are caring for the pair after they were rescued by staff behind the walls at HMP Isle of Wight in Newport.

A spokesperson for the veterinary surgery said: "We had a little Easter surprise in the form of two small ducklings being bought into the surgery today.

"We received a call from Parkhurst Prison advising us that these little ones found themselves in a bit of trouble, having fallen into a storm drain, and not being able to get out.

"Thankfully their rescue team had a handy tool to help. Good old mop with a ladle attached to scoop them out.

"Once they arrived we placed them into a heated incubator and started the warming process. It worked wonders and the little troublemakers were full of beans again.

"Once they have recovered they will go on to a dedicated facility to aid in their care and release once big enough.

"Thank you to the officers and staff at the prison for their swift action in saving these little ones.

"If you ever come across wildlife in distress or trouble always remember to call the local rescue centres for support and information. Alternatively if the animals appears in pain and injured please call your local vet clinic."