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Flood Rescue - Galahs

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Galah being washed image thanks Sue KrauseIt was mid afternoon, the day after the big wet, on the NSW far south coast, when Sue received the first call for ‘Galahs in trouble’ at the local caravan park. Guessing it may be a job for more than one she took the whole family to help and lucky she did.  read more

Fur Seal - Sleeps off a long swim

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Exhausted juvenile fur seal on Tathra BeachPictured is the male juvenile sub-antarctic fur seal who spent a few idyllic days on Tathra Beach, on the far south coast of NSW.  read more

Tale of two topknots

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Topknot pigeon image thanks Alicia CarterDuring June our WIRES northern rivers branch had two Topknot pigeons in care.  read more

Homeless but unharmed

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Feathertail gliders in pouch recuperating after the loss of their homeBefore felling an old tree on their property Bekki and her family checked to ensure nothing was calling the tree home.  read more

Feathertail Gliders

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Two very young, very tiny feathertail gliders were in care with our WIRES team in the far south coast of NSW.  read more

Gould's goanna

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

This Gould's goanna, also known as a Sand monitor was rescued and placed in care after it was found near a shed on semi-rural property at North Casino, lying on its back and unable to right itself.  read more

Bush Stone Curlew browses the boutiques

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Earlier this year a member of the public called WIRES to say that a bird of some sort was running up and down Cross Street in Double Bay, Sydney (a very exclusive shopping area). At times it paused to admire its reflection in the plate glass window of the delicatessen.  read more

A close shave

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Image thanks Janine Green'Prop' came into care after an argument with an outboard motor. His right flipper had been nearly cut off and he had a large wound on his rump from a propeller. He was given a course of antibiotics for 7 days to fight infection and luckily the flipper was saved or else he would have been unable to be released. read more

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


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