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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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Sheltering from the rain this Juvenile Eastern long -eared microbat thought it had the perfect spot.

Sheltering from the rain this Juvenile Eastern long -eared microbat thought it had the perfect spot.  However as daylight dawned and the SPAR Supermarket at Suffolk Park was about to open it turned out not to be so perfect after all. Staff arriving to open the supermarket quickly put up a sign and called WIRES. …

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Tawny Frogmouth chicks in care

Tawny Frogmouth are well known for building flimsy nests and with this season of heavy rain and strong winds many of their chicks have ended up on the ground. It is normal for fledglings to be on the ground briefly or in strange position like verandas and poles. As long as they’re older and are …

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Wallaby joey chased by dogs on the beach

Last Sunday morning Jaz was walking her dog at Suffolk Park allocated dog beach when she noticed two dogs chasing a very small wallaby joey. The tiny joey was jumping in and out of the water, the dogs nipping at its heels. Jaz called out to the dog’s owner to stop them, he responded by calling …

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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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Microbat covered in spiders web

WIRES volunteer Locky received a message from a neighbour that she had found a little critter on an outdoor sofa on her veranda. Locky was soon on the scene where he found a Gould’s Wattled Bat wrapped in spider web, she had three babies clutching to her body.Gould’s Wattled Bats are a species of microbat …

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Baby Flying fox found in garbage bin

When a couple of workers from the Beach Hotel at Byron Bay went to the waste bins at the back of the hotel, from the bin they heard the cries of a creature.Amongst the garbage they found a dead Flying fox, clinging to her body was her pup.One of the workers, Emile, called WIRES for …

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Whiptail wallaby joey rescue

Just over a week ago a little joey was found lying close to his dead mum at Dobies Bight. He was lethargic  by the time Kathy saw him, but she reacted fast, wrapping him in a towel and putting him into her backpack before calling WIRES.   WIRES volunteer Judy responded to the call and …

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