Possum

Alstonville High School industrial arts students presents WIRES NR with 3 nesting boxes.

After setting up an information stall at Alstonville High School Wellbeing day earlier this year, WIRES volunteer Julie was invited to the school last Wednesday, where she was presented with 3 nesting boxes made by the industrial arts students.    A huge thank you to Sarwood timbers at Wollongbar for donating the timber to the school, …

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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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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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Possum joey orphaned

A month ago Magic lost his mum, he is a Short-eared Brushtail possum better known locally as the Mountan Brushtail possum.Magic had just started to ride on mum’s back, gripping onto her fur he was holding on as best he could as she crossed the road at Mullumbimby when she was clipped by a car. …

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Severe weather forecast playing havoc with our Wildlife

BOM has forecast  a severe weather outlook for the 2021-22 Summer season, and already severe storms and heavy rain is playing havoc with our wildlife, in particular our native birds. Newly fledged birds are often found on the ground after torrential rain. They become wet and bedraggled and do not have the flight strength to …

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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 …

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Do you know how to do a pouch check?

If you come across a deceased marsupial such as a kangaroo,  wallaby or koala, 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 …

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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 …

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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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3 July 2021

Early in the morning on 5 April WIRES received a call from a member of the public in Brunswick Heads concerned about a Ringtail possum and joey on the ground in her yard.Possums are nocturnal so something was amiss. WIRES volunteer Catherine arrived on site and was easily able to contain Mum Ringtail and joey.An …

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