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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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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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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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Orphaned Antechinus

Shay got quite a surprise when she noticed a small critter inside her child’s toy farm house, it was obviously a baby and it did not look like your average feral house mouse, so Shay called WIRES for advice. The little critter is an Antechinus, and right now it is really important that you know …

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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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