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A very special Joey

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Earlier this year WIRES received a call from someone in Northern NSW who had been handed a very tiny joey. The mother had been caught in a trap, and when she was released she quickly disappeared, leaving her joey behind.
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Goanna swallows six golf balls!

Thursday, April 04, 2019

For many native animals eggs are a natural part of their diet and it is not uncommon for WIRES to be called to rescue Lace Monitors caught raiding chicken coops.

Typically WIRES would advise simply opening the coop to allow the Goanna to make a hasty retreat - however this case was a bit different.

Lachlan, the chicken keeper, had placed six golf balls in his laying boxes to encourage the chickens to lay there. The golf balls were nowhere to be seen so Lachlan made a life-saving decision, he closed the door and called WIRES.  

Rescuers Martin and Brett attended and collected ‘Tiger’ the Goanna and promptly took him to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital for x-rays and assessment. The six golf balls and three chicken eggs could be clearly seen in the x-ray!  read more