Friday, January 1, 2021
Brent, the policeman from Baradine, was driving along the highway when he found a cold and lonely joey standing in the middle of the road. Being in a really bad mobile reception area, Brent had to stand on the roof of his police vehicle to get enough signal to phone his wife, whom he asked to phone WIRES to see if the joey could be saved. WIRES confirmed that the joey could indeed be saved, so Brent wrapped the joey up in the only thing he had available, his policeman's jumper, and took her home. His wife very kindly drove over an hour to deliver the joey to the nearest WIRES carer in Tooraweenah. The joey, named 'Skipper' by her rescuers, was estimated to be about 8 months old and although a little underweight, was fit, health and fortunately uninjured. Skipper is now about 9 1/2 months old and is weighing in at a healthy 2.2kg.