NativeAustralianMammals

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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27 August 2021

It seems that Echidnas at Kyogle get into some unusual places.You may recall the Echidna from Kyogle BWS bottle shop in July, rescued by WIRES volunteer Rebecca.     Yesterday WIRES received a call from the Kyogle council works crew after they discovered that a hole in the surface of the road, suspected caused by a faulty pipe, …

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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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22 August 2021

Today is the start of #KeepAustraliaBeautifulWeek, which runs until the 28th of August.There are two key themes this year: ‘Dropped on Land, Kills at Sea’, and ‘Where Does Your Rubbish Go?’ These two themes impact the daily life of WIRES members and the rescues we attend. Entanglement and ingestion of non-organic substances are two major …

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17 August 2021

Vera is a Swamp wallaby and was just 150 days old when she became an orphan on 16th June, her mum was killed in a collision with a car at Suffolk Park near Byron Bay. Very came into WIRES care late that night, she was in shock, but otherwise seemed alright. In the following days …

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6 August 2021

Jeff quickly called WIRES when he noticed a wallaby had been hit by a car out the front of his property at Rileys Hill, the wallaby had been killed on impact, but when Jeff checked the pouch there was a little joey very much alive within. WIRES volunteer Bess talked Jeff though how to safely remove …

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16 July 2021

When Brian arrived at work this morning at Kyogle BWS bottle shop, he found the shop in a terrible mess, things knocked over and lots of broken bottles all over the floor. His immediate thought was the shop had been broken into and vandalised. As he looked around the shop he realised that a set …

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8 July 2021

You may recall the story from late April when a very young Eastern Grey kangaroo joey was found by David on his way to work. Driving to work, same route, same destination, David glanced at the same dead kangaroo seen two days previously, still laying on the side of the road, but this time something …

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7 July 2021

At the end of March, WIRES Northern Rivers was called to rescue a flying-fox entangled on barbed wire in Numulgi. She was taken to Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital as her injuries were so serious we didn’t know if she could be saved. The x-ray to check for bone injuries revealed that “Numulgi” was pregnant. Flying-foxes …

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