AustralianNativeRodents

Hastings River mice found clinging to pepples

Clinging onto pebbles in a puddle of water, these two tiny critters were rescued just north of Nimbin by Felix a week ago. Obviously too young to survive on their own Felix called WIRES. They have since been  identified as Hastings River mice, an endangered species due to loss of habitat. Once thought to be …

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Heartwarming Flood Rescue

On 1st March as Kelly and her family were evacuating from their flooded home in Coraki they saw an Echidna clinging to life on a pole in the floodwater. They were in 7 meters of fast flowing water in a small tinny but they stopped to help! Early the following morning Kelly called our rescue …

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Severe flooding in Northern NSW

With severe flooding occurring across our region, please be aware that wildlife will be distressed; many will be displaced and waterlogged by rising floodwaters and heavy rainfall.Wildlife will in many cases be sheltering in unusual places. Please be compassionate and allow the animal to shelter, it may have nowhere else to go until the situation …

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Bandicoot saved from swimming pool

This little juvenile Northern Brown bandicoot was rescued from a swimming pool in Goonellabah a couple of days ago. He is at a stage of development where he would almost be weaned, exploring his surrounding at night looking for a place to make a nest for himself over the next week or two.Part of his immediate …

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For this New Years resolution become a wildlife carer or rescuer.

For this New Years resolution become a wildlife carer or rescuer.Here are a few reasons why:• Over 100,000 calls for wildlife rescue advice and assistance are made annually to WIRES Rescue Office, resulting in hundreds of animals in daily need of rescue. Despite the amazing work current volunteers do, we never have enough volunteers to …

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Coastal Carpet Python surprise

Pam called WIRES for advice when she found her resident Coastal Carpet Python snake lying half in and half out of the pool in the sun, it was looking unwell, it had not moved for over 24 hours and birds were hovering nearby.This python was well known to Pam as it had been around for …

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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 …

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Antechinus found in swimming pool

Another juvenile Antechinus has been found in a swimming pool, this time at Richmond Hill. The little lady has been thoroughly examined and found to be in good condition considering her ordeal.  She is currently in care with WIRES volunteer Josef where she has  recovered from shock, been re-hydrated, and is now awaiting room service.  …

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30 August 2021

Neil got quite a surprise when he found this tiny little critter clinging to his pool filter this morning. It was wet and shivering, so he placed it on his finger and sat in the sun so it could dry, then put it in a box with a towel and delivered it to WIRES volunteer …

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26 August 2021

Native Wildlife & Rodenticides: A Deadly Combination     WIRES was recently contacted by Kate, she had found this Barn owl dead on the ground, with no sign of injury, no sign of reason why it had died.Sadly it is most likely a case of second generation poisoning and this owl is just one of many native …

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