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The Candelo Tawny

Thursday, May 19, 2011

This lucky Tawny frogmouth was rescued one night by a caring woman who sacrificed her modesty in the face of helping an injured animal.  read more

Saved by Good Samaritans

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Darter with ribbon on beak A kind member of the public first spotted a water bird in trouble on the Tuesday before Easter on the Cooks River near Wolli Creek. The Darter was obviously in trouble with plastic ribbon from a party balloon tangled around her beak.  read more

Skyhooks - Flying fox

Thursday, April 07, 2011

'Skyhooks' RescueI am a WIRES Inner West Branch member and am employed as an Environmental Officer for Energy Australia. As such, I've been working with WIRES and Energy Australia to assist in the rescue of wildlife associated with Energy Australia's infrastructure.  read more

Too much of a good thing

Monday, March 28, 2011

Diamond python sleeping off a big mealOur rescue ambulance was called out to a home in Elanora Heights where a hungry 2.5 metre python had found his way into a hen house.  read more

Glider lucky to survive

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Feathertail glider in care with WIRESFeathertail gliders are the smallest of all gliders with a head and body length of just 6.5 - 8 cm.  read more

Possum Surprise

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Possum under vehicle image copyright WIRESThe mechanics at Sydney City Toyota casually put the car on their hoist the other morning but found more than they had bargained for when they looked underneath the vehicle!  read more

Carpet Python hitches a ride

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Carpet Python image copyright WIRESWIRES was called out to Rosehill to the commercial premises of CHEP, the pallet and container supplier after a driver unloading after a trip from Queensland found an unusual passenger.  read more

Green Tree Snake

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Green tree snake entangled in netting copyright WIRES The WIRES rescue ambulance was called out to a northern Sydney suburb when a green tree snake was found entangled in netting.  read more

Mother and joey reunited

Monday, February 21, 2011

Brushtail mother and joeyAt midday on 5 February when the temperature was 41.5 degrees, WIRES carer Lynda got a call to rescue a very young ringtail possum at Mt Ku-ring-gai. Lynda organised for the possum to be picked up.  read more

Cygnets adrift in flooding

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Rescued CygnetsThree eggs were found floating in floodwater as the floods swept through northern NSW.  read more