Sugar glider hanging on a barbed wire fence

On 21 October Belinda from Corndale found a Sugar glider hanging on a barbed wire fence. She immediately rushed over to try and see if she could release the glider from the fence but found that the poor animal was not only entangled, the barbed wire was wrapped around her pouch and 2 tiny joeys …

Sugar glider hanging on a barbed wire fence Read More »

Do you know how to do a pouch check?

If you come across a deceased marsupial such as a kangaroo or wallaby, there may be a joey alive in the pouch. If it is a  possum, glider  or bandicoot, there may be more than one. Pouch young can survive for several days after mum has passed away, checking the pouch can save a life …

Do you know how to do a pouch check? Read More »

Sheltering from the rain this Juvenile Eastern long -eared microbat thought it had the perfect spot.

Sheltering from the rain this Juvenile Eastern long -eared microbat thought it had the perfect spot.  However as daylight dawned and the SPAR Supermarket at Suffolk Park was about to open it turned out not to be so perfect after all. Staff arriving to open the supermarket quickly put up a sign and called WIRES. …

Sheltering from the rain this Juvenile Eastern long -eared microbat thought it had the perfect spot. Read More »

Tawny Frogmouth chicks in care

Tawny Frogmouth are well known for building flimsy nests and with this season of heavy rain and strong winds many of their chicks have ended up on the ground. It is normal for fledglings to be on the ground briefly or in strange position like verandas and poles. As long as they’re older and are …

Tawny Frogmouth chicks in care Read More »

Orphaned Antechinus

Shay got quite a surprise when she noticed a small critter inside her child’s toy farm house, it was obviously a baby and it did not look like your average feral house mouse, so Shay called WIRES for advice. The little critter is an Antechinus, and right now it is really important that you know …

Orphaned Antechinus Read More »

Wallaby joey chased by dogs on the beach

Last Sunday morning Jaz was walking her dog at Suffolk Park allocated dog beach when she noticed two dogs chasing a very small wallaby joey. The tiny joey was jumping in and out of the water, the dogs nipping at its heels. Jaz called out to the dog’s owner to stop them, he responded by calling …

Wallaby joey chased by dogs on the beach Read More »

Fatal consequences for the little possum joey found on the ground after he fell from mum’s back

An encounter between a female Mountain brushtail possum and the family dog had fatal consequences for the little joey found on the ground after he fell from mum’s back as she moved very fast to get away from the dog.The joey would have spent the first four months of life securely inside mum’s pouch, and …

Fatal consequences for the little possum joey found on the ground after he fell from mum’s back Read More »

Young Tawny frogmouth caught in netting

Late yesterday afternoon WIRES volunteer Martin responded to a call for a young Tawny frogmouth caught in netting at Booyong. Martin tells the story:On arrival it was heartbreaking to see the parents and a sibling on the ground trying to protect and console the young one wrapped up in the string netting. The little one was …

Young Tawny frogmouth caught in netting Read More »

Microbat covered in spiders web

WIRES volunteer Locky received a message from a neighbour that she had found a little critter on an outdoor sofa on her veranda. Locky was soon on the scene where he found a Gould’s Wattled Bat wrapped in spider web, she had three babies clutching to her body.Gould’s Wattled Bats are a species of microbat …

Microbat covered in spiders web Read More »

Australian Owlet-nightjars in care

Measuring just 23cm long, the Australian Owlet-nightjar is Australia’s smallest nocturnal bird. They are more often heard than seen as their mournful, repetitive cry can be heard at night in the bush, especially during nesting season.Recently WIRES volunteer Deb had two of these birds come into care within a week of each other.  The first …

Australian Owlet-nightjars in care Read More »