Pick up any rubbish you see when you are out, even if it is not yours.
Drink cans are deadly traps when thoughtlessly discarded. Snakes are one of many species that can become trapped while exploring the inside of the can. If a snake slithers its head through the opening, it may be unable to get it back out, as its scales do not bend backwards and can keep it pinned at the neck.
Cut rubber bands before discarding.
The plight of this platypus clearly shows the danger of plastic bands, and the terrible toll that plastic is having on wildlife. Please always dispose of plastics appropriately, and remember to cut any plastic rings and bands, regardless of their size.
Cut safety seals on bottle tops before discarding.
We all use bottles and jars, most have a round plastic seal around the top. How we dispose of this small ring can be the difference between life and tragic death for unwitting wildlife. Before disposal, cut it open with scissors, so it no longer poses a threat to wildlife
This young bird had found a discarded ring of PVC drainage pipe and had managed to get it over its head and between its beak.