Loss of habitat

29 April 2021

The month of April has seen an unusual high number of Tawny Frogmouths come into care with WIRES Northern Rivers, so far we have rescued 35 and many of those have been hit by cars. The Tawny Frogmouth is nocturnal and from dusk they fly slowly and silently though the night in search of prey …

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28 April 2021

In late March a nest was found on the ground, two little chicks were alive, sadly one had already perished.  WIRES was contacted and the two survivors were brought into care. They turned out to be Magpie-larks. Once hydrated, attempts to reunite the two with the parent birds failed, the parent birds could not be …

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26 April 2021

Thousands of animals are badly injured each year as a result of entanglement in or contact with barbed wire. We frequently attend rescues where native animals are caught and tangled in netting and fencing. Nocturnal animals such as bats, gliders and owls are particularly susceptible and are often entangled when flying towards flowering or fruiting …

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25 April 2021

Last week David was driving to work early in the morning in a fairly remote area when he spotted a dead kangaroo by the side of the road, sadly it was not unusual. Two days later, same route, same destination, he glanced at the same dead kangaroo still laying on the side of the road, …

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24 April 2021

Today is World Veterinary Day and we want to show our appreciation for all the veterinary practices who work with us for the wellbeing of our native wildlife. We could not do what we do without the help of vets all around Australia, who use their time and knowledge to provide medical assistance to our …

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18 April 2021

Truffle is a young Echidna, today she returned to the wild after she was orphaned last November when an excavator accidently excavated through an Echidna burrow. Miraculously little Truffle was spotted in the dirt. She had no spines, her eyes were not yet open and she looked just like a little ball of clay. She …

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3 April 2021

Last week WIRES received a call for a microbat that had become stuck on fly tape and had already been removed by the member of the public. Still stuck to himself the poor bat was quickly rescued by WIRES volunteer bat carer Merryn and brought to Alstonville Veterinary Hospital for assessment. Under anaesthetic, WIRES volunteer …

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29 March 2021

WIRES volunteer snake handler Mat responded to a call yesterday afternoon regarding a Coastal carpet python snake happily curled up on the toilet cistern in a dimly lit toilet block at Bangalow. A young boy alerted mum to the snake and luckily he spotted it before entering. When Mat arrived on site, other members of …

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15 March 2021

After a storm last Wednesday Heidi discovered two Noisy Miner chicks had come to the ground nest and all in Spinks Park.  The tiny birds only had pin feathers, obviously not yet able to fly. They were examined at Lismore vet clinic and found to be in good condition considering their ordeal and was promptly …

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3 March 2021

When Alison and Mark suddenly had no hot water they went outside to check the hot water system. Much to their surprise they noticed a snake curled up inside the system that had somehow seemed to trip the heating.  The initial response was to leave the snake for a while and give it some time to …

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