Reptiles

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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Eastern Brown snake trapped in fruit netting

Tree netting is a popular way to protect fruit from wildlife, particularly in urban areas, but the wrong type of netting can be deadly.It is distressing to find an animal trapped, they suffer constriction, have cuts to their bodies where they have struggled to free themselves, they become dehydrated and slowly starve to death if …

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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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Eastern long-neck turtle hit by car

“MacGyver” is an Eastern long-neck turtle and was brought into Byron Bay Wildlife hospital after being run over by a car on 27th September where he had suffered fractures to his carapace and plastron.These injuries are serious as the carapace is the back convex part of the shell structure of a turtle, consisting primarily of …

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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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5 June 2021

Join us for World Environment Day Saturday 5th June at Lismore Environment Centre, Pride Plaza, cnr Magellan and Molesworth Street, next to the transit centre in Lismore.  World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. The theme for World Environment Day 2021 is ‘Ecosystem Restoration’. …

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31 May 2021

A tiny juvenile Eastern Water Dragon had a very lucky escape from certain death when it came across a cat run. Being wildlife conscious the run has been created by a responsible pet owner for her kitties, allowing them to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air without endangering the local wildlife. The bottom metre of …

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22 May 2021

Today is World Biodiversity Day! The term Biodiversity refers to the myriad of ways different species and communities of living creatures – plants, insects, humans – interact with each other and make our planet habitable.The United Nations first created the event in 1993, where their aim was to promote awareness about biodiversity, sustainability and climate …

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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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