A pet ferret was discovered at St Teresa’s Catholic Infant and Nursery School on Everton Road in Birkdale this morning.
The ferret is the domesticated form of the European polecat, a mammal belonging to the same genus as the weasel.
Quick thinking school staff moved to secure the ferret and are appealing for the owner to collect them.
The school said: “Someone’s pet ferret was found in our school grounds this morning.
“It has been captured safely and is at the school.
If someone in the Birkdale area has lost their pet ferret, please contact the school on 01704 567 528”