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Feather-tail glider rescue

January 2013

We responded to a call for a possum found in a bucket of water, how long it had been there were unknown as no one had checked for 4 days. Lucky for the little glider a small stick had fallen in and it was able to cling to the stick holding its head above the water .

The male Feather -tail glider was exhausted and hungry so he had probably been in the bucket for a while, he had a good rest, some native food and he was ready to go back home the following evening after dusk.

The fellow that found him had since removed the bucket of water and will from now on ensure a large stick is in any buckets of water left unattended.

It is easy for forget that small creatures such as these gliders will try to access water when available, unfortunately many drown as they are unable to get back out of the container if nothing is available for them to use as an avenue of escape. They will swim as long as they can until exhaustion sets in and they silently drown.

He was successfully released after 24 hours in care.

 

 

 

 
 
 

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We would also like to acknowledge the amazing support and help we have had from the Lismore Vet Clinic who have been an invaluable support to both us and the native wildlife of this region.


All native birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles are proteced under the Wildlife Act 1975, they may not be captured or harmed in any way without an authority issued under the Wildlife Act.