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Topknot pigeon chick in trouble

Steve was out for a morning walk when he came across this little  Topknot pigeon on the ground. He looked around but could not locate any parent birds He gently scooped it up and contacted WIRES. The little bird was examined and kept in WIRES care overnight to make sure it wasn’t injured. The following …

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Bandicoot saved from swimming pool

This little juvenile Northern Brown bandicoot was rescued from a swimming pool in Goonellabah a couple of days ago. He is at a stage of development where he would almost be weaned, exploring his surrounding at night looking for a place to make a nest for himself over the next week or two.Part of his immediate …

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Juvenile Channel-billed Cuckoo in WIRES care

Jayen watched in dismay as Crows relentlessly attacked a juvenile bird in a tree on his Myocum property. When it finally came to the ground on New Year’s day the young bird was exhausted as Jayen gently scooped it up with a towel and called Wires. Thinking  it was a hawk because of its big …

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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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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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Kristy did not hesitate when she found this little fledgling bird in the middle of the road

Kristy did not hesitate when she found this little fledgling bird in the middle of the road at Casino. The fledgling was alert, even though it was bleeding around the beak and under one eye,  too young to fly it was terrified. Once in WIRES care it was identified as a little Olive-backed Oriole, the …

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Two Little Falcon chicks blown out of nest in a severe storm

Two Australian Hobby chicks were discovered by Tom at Cooorabell following a severe storm in the evening of 4th December. One chick had landed on a roof and the other on a concrete path.WIRES volunteer Andrew responded to the call and took the chicks to Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital where the chicks were examined. A …

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Echidna puggle in WIRES care

You may remember the little Echidna Puggle found at Brooklet by Melanie.Little Jugoon, as she was named, had just started to grow her spines and likely would still have been in mum’s pouch. Had she been in a burrow it is highly unlikely that she would have made her way out. We can only assume …

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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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