Rick went to the rescue of this unfortunate Eastern Brown snake, it had been trapped in orchard netting for 2 days. After cutting the snake free of the netting very carefully, the snaked was given in to the care of Tony, a trained reptile carer. The snake also received veterinary treatment from Alstonville Veterinary clinic, as it had struggled to free itself, it had also tightened the netting around itself, receiving a number of wounds in the process.

 

 

The snake is seen here a week later just before release. It was released in close proximity to where it was first rescued.

Unfortunately many native animals including snakes are injured every day, due to discarded netting or wire left in the bush or in orchards. The animal can not free itself and will struggle sustaining horrific injury, then slowly starve to death.

It is our responsibility to make sure we dispose of any unwanted rubbish including left over netting and wire.

 

 

17 January, 2010

 
 
 

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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.