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TEAL DUCKLING

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March 13th 2011: Mother duck was waddling across the highway with her 4 babies in tow but sadly she never made it to the other side. Along with 3 of her babies she was mowed down by a car and killed. This little duckling was the only survivor. He was rescued by a caring family and brought to Wildwood. An examination revealed a badly broken leg. He was given Metacam to help with the pain before I attempted to splint his leg but it was all too much for him and he passed away a few hours later. Five innocent lives lost.

 

BRIANNON the baby Barn Owl

March 11th 2011: Briannon was accidentally trapped inside a pig shed for several days. Fortunately for her the pig was camped outside! With nowhere to perch she spent the time on the ground amongst the straw. She was dehydrated and weak and her eyes were dry and dull so I thought it best to bring her home. Her eyes were flushed with warm saline and by the next day she was looking  bright and alert. Briannon, weighing 400 grams, was fed chopped mice and rabbit. On the third day she flew out of the hospital cage. Looking good! She was then moved into the outside aviary for the day before being released back home the next evening just before dusk. To be reunited with her parents is a perfect outcome. A short but very sweet stay! Briannon features in the 2012 Rescued Wildlife Calendar. Click here to view all 12 photos.

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Feb23rd 2011 A young Boobook was found at the back door by a local resident who feared that he had been attacked by a cat. I immediately gave him an injection of Baytril and a pain killer before wrapping him in a towel and carefully going over him to locate any puncture wounds. I found two nasty looking wounds with quite a bit of swelling and bruising. After flushing them out with warm saline I applied some Neocort ointment and then placed him in a warm hospital box and hoped for the best. Not surprisingly he died a few hours later.

CATS....if you must have them, PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE AND KEEP THEM CONFINED!

 

 

 

SIMONE the COMMON BLUE-TONGUE LIZARD

Feb.15th 2011 Simone arrived from the Coleraine Wildlife Shelter after a vet visit first to assess her injuries. She was run over by a careless person on a push bike, splitting open one side of her face from her jaw to her eye. Fortunately her jaw wasn't broken but there was extensive damage which would require long term care. Wildwood has the appropriate facilities to house lizards needing such care.She had lost a lot of blood and did not look in very good shape. We all wondered if she could survive such an ordeal but I decided to give it a shot. She was administered pain relief and put on a course of antibiotic injections (Baytril) for 7 days. Each day for 2 weeks Simone's eye and mouth were flushed with warm saline. She is being housed in a small enclosure with a heat lamp, an ultra-violet light, and a heat pad where she can be monitored closely. To my surprise and delight, Simone has beaten the odds.

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March 24th: Her wound is healing nicely but she still won't eat.  I am having to force feed her. She keeps all her food down and is going to the toilet so I'm not sure why she isn't feeding. As she will be here until after the winter months, there will be plenty of time to encourage her with some tasty tidbits!

 

FAT-TAILED DUNNARTS (Carnivorous Marsupial Mice)

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Four baby Dunnarts were handed in to Dunnarts_trimmed_wpHamilton Animal Health Vet Clinic on Saturday morning (Feb 14th 2011) Unable to contact the local wildlife carer, they were placed in a warm cage with a dish of water and some bird seed and left to fend for themselves for the weekend. Amazingly only one died! On Monday I received a phone call about them and went immediately to collect the remaining three, 2 girls and a boy. They were weak, hungry and dehydrated. Their average weight was 4 grams! The babies would have been suckling from mum so for the first four days they were fed Wombaroo milk replacer with a syringe every three hours. After a rocky start the little Dunnarts thrived, doubling their weight in 11 days. Gradually their feeds were reduced and after a week they were lapping their milk. I introduced solids to their diet by adding small amounts of Hills a/d, a critical care food, to their milk. They were also fed crickets, mealworms, dragonflies and any other insects and beetles I could catch. They had voracious appetites! They were released on March 13th.


GAVIN the TAWNY FROGMOUTH

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Every day I would hang Gavin's 'nest' in a tree for a good dose of sunshine (very important for healthy bones) while I raked the kangaroo enclosure and filled all the water bowls. Gavin fledged on Feb. 22nd and was then moved outside into an aviary. He is being fed mice and top quality steak covered in Wombaroo Insectivore Mix with added calcium. A small light is left on overnight to attract insects. Yum yum! It won't be long before he is soft-released here at Wildwood, where I can continue to feed him until he is able to sustain himself.

 

Leroy LEROY, Orphaned Eastern Grey Kangaroo Joey

Leroy arrived at Wildwood on 29th January 2011 from another carer who had looked after him for almost four months. Along with the dog, Leroy was a much loved member of the family. Unfortunately for Leroy he was the only joey in care so he is slightly retarded compared with the others here. He should be lapping water and eating solids at his age, as well as being confident out of the pouch. I can't stress the importance of raising joeys together. Carers need to pass animals on immediately if they are unable to take in at least three at a time. Also, if carers are unable to release from home then arrangements should be made well in advance. Joeys form a strong bond with their carer so it is imperative they are moved on to where they are to be released as soon as possible. The wellbeing of the animal should always be the priority.

 

SWAMP WALLABY TWINS Lucy and Rose

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January 22nd 2011 A female Swamp Wallaby was cornered in a backyard in Heywood. In her panic to flee she crashed several times into the fence before jumping over it to freedom. As the occupants were assessing the damage they noticed a tiny pink joey on the ground, then another one. The twins had accidentally fallen out of the pouch. They were wrapped up and passed on to the local Wildlife Shelter who then phoned me. We made arrangements to meet half way. I gathered together a few pouches, a baby doona and a hot water bottle. I have never had twins before so I was quite excited. They were cool to touch, not a good sign. They had travelled almost an hour with no heat. This, coupled with the trauma of falling from the pouch, has reduced their chance of survival. They would need a miracle...sadly it didn't come. They were dead within 48 hours.


MIDNIGHT the orphaned SWAMP WALLABY joey

Midnight_peek_a_boo_wp  Jan.21st 2011, right on midnight, saw the arrival of Midnight_wpa little 500 gram pinky wallaby. She had gone without milk for way too long and had become very dehydrated. She was given fluids subcutaneously over the next two days. She was soon back to normal and has continued to thrive. She was fed a bottle every four hours for the first fortnight which was then reduced to five bottles a day. Today, April 1st, she weighs 2.2 kg. She is eating fresh browse, hay and wallaby pellets and spends most of the day outside. She is now down to  four bottles, 55mls of milk per feed.

 

 

 

KRISHNA the SACRED KINGFISHER

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January 18th 2011. Krishna, a juvenile bird, was extracted from the mouth of a pet cat relatively unharmed. A cat attack is usually a death sentence but this little bird was extremely lucky and only lost a few feathers. Although I couldn't find any puncture wounds, he was immediately given Baytril, an antibiotic injection and some Metacam for pain and inflammation. It pays to be safe rather than sorry!

January 26th Krishna is moved into the outside aviary to build up his muscles in preparation for his release. He flies perfectly from the ground up to the highest perch.

Be a responsible pet owner by keeping your cat confined. Small birds and mammals are easy prey. Regardless of how well fed your cat may be...ALL cats kill wildlife!


FLORA the BRUSHTAIL POSSUM

January 13th 2011 Flora arrived with four infected puncture wounds to her left shoulder, consistant with a dog attack. Two were very deep and oozing with puss, the odour was terrible! She must have been in so much pain. I booked an appointment with the Vet to have her gassed so we could clean her up. Amelia from the WESTERN DISTRICT VET CLINIC in Hamilton, anaesthetised Flora and shaved the area around the wounds. With the help of Vet Roshni, they flushed and cleaned her, leaving the wounds open (unstitched) to allow them to drain. Amelia fitted her with an Elizabethan collar, the first for a possum! Back home and Flora is given an injection of Betamox, an antibiotic to guard against infection. She is then placed on a heatpad and kept warm, dark and quiet for the rest of the day.

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Flora's wounds are flushed daily with warm saline, dried with gauze and covered with Neocort, an antibiotic, anaesthetic, anti-inflammatory skin cream. She was put on a 5 day course of antibiotics and given pain relief for the first 5 days. By day 6 the two smaller puncture wounds had completely healed.

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  Day 32 Flora is moved into the outside aviary                                       Day 38 FREEDOM! Flora's release...

 

MARCIA the SULPHUR CRESTED COCKATOO

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January 5th 2011 Marcia was run over by a vehicle which caused her to roll several times before landing in a ditch beside the road. The person following saw feathers flying and stopped to check. A very concussed cocky was wrapped in a towel and brought to Wildwood. She was missing all her tail feathers and some wing feathers but, amazingly, nothing was broken. Over the next few days, she lost all her remaining primary feathers. This would mean an extended stay until her new feathers grew.  Marcia has since been passed on to another Shelter to buddy up with one already in care. Being a flock bird, they will appreciate each others  company.


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January 4th 2011 Raymond was found beside a creek in Dunkeld unable to fly. He was brought to Wildwood and his initial examination revealed a wound to the top of his Galah_x_ray_wphead which was cleaned and a slightly droopy wing which I strapped before placing him in a warm hospital cage. Next morning, with more time, I gave him a more thorough examination and realised that he had a dislocated shoulder. A trip to the Vet for an X Ray confirmed my diagnosis. Unfortunately, this type of injury requires surgery and the outcome is not guaranteed therefore a decision was made that he be euthanased. In the X Ray you can see quite clearly the difference between the left and right shoulder.  RIP Raymond.

 

 

HAYLEY the orphaned WESTERN GREY KANGAROO JOEY

July 30th 2010: Hayley was handed in to a Vet Clinic in Hamilton after her mother was hit and killed on the road. She weighed 1.8 kgs.

August 14th: weight now 2.2 kg

September 3rd: weight 2.7 kg

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October 10th: Hayley, weighing 3.9 kgs,  almost died after a suspected spider bite. She suffered a severe reaction that caused convulsions and a rising temperature. After cooling her down she then went into shock and her temperature plummeted to below 32. It took almost 8 hours to bring her temp back up to 34.8. She was paralysed and had lost her vision. A trip to the vet to put her on an IV drip, antibiotics and pain relief. After several days Hayley started to hold her head up for brief periods. She had movement in her limbs but was still very limp. After consulting with an eye specialist it was decided we try Cortisone injections. She has now had 3 and, I am pleased to say, there has been a marked improvement. She can follow my finger with her eyes. I am elated! She is getting stronger each day and has started drinking her bottle again. It has been an intense week with very little sleep. Tomorrow I will remove the drip and she can start sleeping back in her pouch. Fingers crossed she makes a full recovery.

 

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Hayley can see again! The cortisone injections have worked their magic and Hayley's vision has been restored. She continues to improve and today she stood unaided, albeit briefly. There is still some swelling on her brain but, with time and daily physio-therapy, she should regain her strength. She has full control of her neck muscles and can hold her head up as normal, as the photo (left) shows. She's eating roo pellets and nibbling on grass. Surprisingly, she has managed to put on weight. The plasma-lyte drip was a life saver. A big thanks to Dr Amy Button from the Western District Vet Services in Hamilton for all her help in saving Hayley's life. Also thanks to Dr Robin Stanley, the animal eye specialist for recommending the cortisone injections. Oh and thank you to my friends for their loving thoughts and for being there for me. It has been a very intense time. Caring for an animal around the clock is both emotionally and physically demanding. I am so looking forward to a good night's sleep!

 

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Look at me now! Hayley continues to improve bit by bit. She can stand up and even manages a clumsy hop. Twice now she has managed to get out of her hanging pouch and make her way over to the hay and wallaby pellets.

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<--  January 4th 2011: Here is Hayley being groomed by Princess Sassy, another Western Grey Kangaroo. She has grown so much since the last photo and now weighs 8.2 kg's! Hayley now spends most of the day snoozing, in between grazing, in the enclosure with the older joeys. At about 5pm they are let loose to hoon and graze in the open paddocks, then at midnight Hayley and the younger joeys are brought inside for the night. The slightly older joeys are locked in the enclosure and the almost weaned (16 month old) are free to do as they please. It's a beautiful sight to behold...watching them all interact as they go about their business. Grazing, playing, hooning. Enjoying life, a life they almost missed out on.


 

 

  MANFRED'S STORY

Manfred_in_car Manfred is a 10 month old Eastern Grey Kangaroo joey.

October 22nd 2010: The photo at left was taken in the car as he was being driven to the LavaManfreds_Xray Street Vet Clinic in Warrnambool to have Xrays taken of his broken arm. His life will depend upon the severity of the break. If a joint is involved or the bone is in fragments, it will be impossible to pin. All fingers are crossed for a clean break!     

Fantastic! As far as breaks go, it is a good, clean break. (see photo of X ray on right) Manfred is prepped for surgery, to be performed by Dr. James Cowell. Due to my other committments, I have to leave him in their capable hands and return home. It is an anxious time as I wait for news. At 5pm the phone rings to inform me that the surgery was successful and that Manfred was in recovery. Although a little groggy, he still managed to drink all his bottle. Always a good sign! Manfred was given pain relief for several days and kept on antibiotics for a week. Nine days on and he's doing well. A big thank you to James, Eleonor, Kas and Shannon for taking such good care of Manfed.

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November 23rd 2010: It has been just over 4 weeks since Manfred's surgery and he already has full use of his arm. He has made a remarkable recovery! He was allowed outside of the enclosure for the first time over the weekend and boy, did he make up for lost time! It's a beautiful sight to see a young joey hopping flat out without a care in the world. Happy and healthy.

Life at WILDWOOD has been hectic with the arrival of two more orphaned Eastern Grey Kangaroo joeys. Malcolm and Madeline have joined the mob. 

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October 22nd: This morning I was called out to rescue an Echidna that was left bleeding on the road after she had been driven over by a car. Echidnas will try to bury themselves but an asphalt road is a little inappropriate! This often results in damage to their beak. She was in for almost two weeks while her wound healed. She was released back into the Grampians. In the afternoon I collected  a concussed and bruised Kookaburra that had been dropped off at our local Roadhouse. He was in for a short stay of only 6 days before being released back to where he was found, flying straight up to the top of a big old Red Gum. (photos below)

October 25th: An injured Magpie with concussion and a nasty gravel rash was brought to the Shelter after being picked up from the side of the road. She was cleaned up, bandaged and given antibiotics before being transferred to my Foster Carer. She has several others already in care so he will be in good company!

November 19th: A young Corella with an injured wing was found in a farm paddock and dropped off at the local Roadhouse. She was transferred to the Kolora Wildlife Shelter.

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After releasing the Echidna I took some time-out to enjoy the spectacular Grampians Wildflowers. October and November are the months when they are in full bloom.

The Red Parrot-Pea is one of my favorites

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                              Concussed Kookaburra                            Corella                             Magpie                          

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The first Kookaburra was placed into a larger aviary to test his flight skills before being placed in to a carry box for his journey home. I attempted to take a photo of him flying to freedom but he was way too quick! The magnificent old Red Gum had several hollows, one of which could well have been where he was born.The last three Kookaburra's to come into care have all been too badly injured to save so this was a fantastic outcome.

ELLA the EASTERN LONG-NECKED TURTLE

November 27th 2010 After 11 months in care Ella was finally released! She came in with a large break in her under shell (plastron) after being run over by a vehicle. This was treated by daily cleansing with an iodine solution, which continued for months. Turtles only eat under water so she was placed in a small pond of clean, fresh water for brief periods. As soon as she finished her food she was removed and dried and placed in an indoor enclosure with a heat lamp at one end, a UV light and a normal light globe which were all set with a timer. Once the shell began to heal she was allowed to stay outside in the pond longer. It was a long, slow process but eventually the shell healed over and she was returned to the wild. A very satisfying outcome!

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RODNEY the LAUGHING KOOKABURRA

19th November 2010 Rodney was picked up out the front of the Lake Bolac General Store after a terrifying ride stuck in the grill of a car! The driver who hit him didn't stop until he pulled in for fuel. Rodney was unceremoniously plucked from the grill and discarded like a piece of rubbish. The young girl who worked in the store wrapped him up and took him home. Next morning he was delivered to Wildwood. He was in a very bad way. I did not expect him to live, much less fly again. He was wet, bedraggled, had a broken wing, was severely concussed, was bleeding in both eyes, had bruising to half his body and could barely stand up. He was given pain relief and an anti inflammatory injection before being dried with a hair dryer, then made comfortable in a warm, dark hospital box. I couldn't believe he was still alive next morning. I  gave him fluids and fed him some small pieces of beef dipped in warm water.

December 2nd 2010 Rodney, weighing 450 grams, has defied the odds and today was moved into the outside aviary after being Vet checked by Dr Anne Fowler from Healesville Sanctuary. 

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January 6th 2011 Five weeks on..... Rodney the Kookaburra now has perfect vision and full extension of his wing. Rodney can fly beautifully, navigating his way around the aviary. This has been an amazing learning curve. Unfortunately it is not known where this bird came from so he can't be returned to his home. I live several kilometers away from the territory of another Kookaburra family so will release him here in the not too distant future. 

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24th December 2010 Conan, a young bird, arrived from Marie Greiner of the Hamilton Wildlife Shelter. We hoped Rodney would adopt him, and he did! They got on famously so I held off releasing Rodney until Conan was ready. He had to be able to find and catch food before he was released. It didn't take him long, he had a good teacher in Rodney.This meant he could be released a lot earlier than if he was on his own.

22nd January 2011 Rodney and Conan were released. Rodney flew straight up onto the powerline and after a few wobbles, he found his balance and proceeded to call out loudly, announcing his freedom to the world. Two minutes later Conan flew from the enclosure up into the Sheoke Tree. For the next hour they tree hopped. Rodney led the way, calling for Conan to follow. There was lots of koo koo-ing between them, it was music to my ears!


PEARL the BLACK-FACED CUCKOO SHRIKE

November 2010 saw the arrival of Pearl, a fluffy little ball of cuteness! She was spotted at the base of a tree early in the day and was there at nightfall. There had been no parent bird sighted all day and so, fearing for her safety if she was left, it was decided she be brought in to care.

Dec 2nd Pearl fledged! This means she can now fly and so needs a much larger space.

Jan 8th 2010 Today Pearl was soft-released here at Wildwood. From a fluffy little chick to a magnificent looking bird....

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  Pearl_fanning_her_feathersPearl's release went very smoothly. She flew to the first tree, perching on a branch at head height, just long enough for me to take her photo. It was perfect! The local Willy Wagtails weren't very impressed with her presence and soon let her know she wasn't welcome in 'their' tree. By night fall Pearl was back in the small Gum Tree in the house yard. A big day for a little bird and now an anxious night for her carer! 

Phew.....Pearl and I both survived her first night! As with all wildlife that we release, we can only hope that we have prepared them well enough to cope back in the wild and that fate allows them their second chance to live their life incident free.    

  Pearl.... fanning her feathers in preparation for her flight to freedom.

 


 

December 18th 2010: Adult Eastern Grey Kangaroo with 'pinky' Joey

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Unfortunately there will be some animals that come into care that will not make it, no matter what we do. The purpose of this website is to not only inspire you to fall in love with our wildlife but also to raise awareness of how tough their life can be. This is one of my hand-raised females, barely recognisable due to her extreme weight loss. She should have weighed around 30 kgs but had dropped to only 17. She was literally skin and bones. She somehow managed to find her way home before collapsing in the side yard. This photo shows her face so swollen that her eye had closed. I made her comfortable on a mattress, gave her fluids and medication. Sadly she passed away moments before the vet arrived.  I checked her pouch and found a tiny pinky joey, a little girl, which I had to euthanase. You can see her still attached to the teat. A very sad day.  

                                                                                                                 

(was the...) NEW KID ON THE BLOCK....                                                                                                                     

Charlottes_1st_JoeyOctober 14th 2010:

Charlotte, one of last years joey's has come back to visit with a joey in her pouch. I spent half the day following her around with my camera! It warms my heart to see their little heads poking out. Hannah, Venus & Sparkle have all visited and all have little bulges in their pouches. Charlotte's is the first to emerge. She is the eldest of the mob of 2009.


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 Ruby the Rednecked Wallaby joey

September 30th 2010: 650 gram Ruby was found beside the road Rubywith no mum in sight. She was picked up by a passing motorist and taken to the Warrnambool Vet Clinic. Ruby spent the first few nights with Sharon from the Koroit Wildlife Shelter before coming to Wildwood. She is the first of three little Rednecks to arrive. The other two, Rufus and Errol, will come in a few weeks when they are about 1kg. It's important to buddy them up when possible as they do much better when raised in small mobs. All three will be soft-released here once they are weaned. Ruby is being fed 5 bottles a day. She is very vocal when it nears feed time, making sure she's not forgotten!

Rednecks and kangaroos get on well. They are often seen grazing together. They are gentle, well behaved and easy going...unlike Swamp Wallabies!
Swampies demand attention, they jump up on everything and then usually poop on it! Never leave your bedroom door open when there's a Swampy in the house!

October 31st: Ruby has a new friend! Rufus, another little orphaned Rednecked Wallaby, has arrived at Wildwood. He's a fraction smaller and very shy so we'll have to wait until he feels more at home before taking any photos. Stay tuned.....

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*As of November 2010 Red-necked Wallabies will be known as Red-shouldered Wallabies on this website and hopefully, in time, throughout the general community. We feel it is an insult to such a beautiful creature*

December 22nd
Well here we have our little mob of Red-shouldered Wallabies. You've already met Ruby, so now let me introduce Rufus and Errol. All three are around the same age and size, although Ruby is more solid. It's not unusual to find them all in the one pouch curled up together. In fact Ruby and Rufus don't really care whose pouch it is or who's in it. Many times I've found either Rufus or Ruby in with one of the kangaroo joey's! Fortunately the joeys don't seem to mind!
 
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Another little Red-shouldered Wallaby named Noel arrived at the Shelter last night. He only weighs 620 grams and has just started to fur. He has what we call 'velvet fur' ie. it looks and feels like velvet material. His mum was hit by a vehicle and he was accidentally thrown from her pouch. Some shallow grazes and a little bruising was all he sustained from his ordeal so he was extremely fortunate. He is tucked into a pouch with a heatpad and on 4 hourly bottle feeds. Did you know that very small joeys can't maintain their body heat? This process is called thermoregulating. It wouldn't matter how many doonas the joey was wrapped in, he would still be cold. They must have an artificial heat source to stay alive.

 ECHIDNA RESCUE & RELEASE:
September 18th 2010: A call came in from Wildlife Victoria concerning a woman in the next town who had an Echidna wedged up under her car. Hmm, I thought, this is going to be rather tricky. As soon as an Echidna is touched it curls up into a ball or digs itself in even deeper. I rang the woman and advised her to lock the dog up and go inside, and keep watch from a distance. With luck it may realise that being up under a car is not really to it's liking. The plan was, once it fell out onto the ground, to quickly push it out from under the car with a broom and pop a laundry basket over it, then place some bricks on top. I arrived to smiles all round and some very pleased occupants. The plan worked! They had never seen an echidna before let alone touched one. I packed him up and drove no more than half a kilometer away to the reserve to release him. There were fresh Echidna digs every where so a happy ending for all.

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HELP WANTED WITH FUND-RAISING: 

I need Volunteers to work in my Op Shop in Glenthompson one day a week/fortnight or half a day a week, whatever you like as long as it's constant. At the moment it's closed because I simply do not have the time. Everything is negotiable, except the pay! This would suit someone who wants to help wildlife but can't do the 'hands-on'. This is a fund-raising project between the Dunkeld & District Lions Club and Wildwood Wildlife Shelter. All proceeds go directly towards the cost of rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife. No experience necessary. If you are interested in helping please email me.

I need Volunteers to organise a fund-raising CONCERT in Hamillton. Singer/ Songwriter Johnny Lovett has generously offered to perform (along with his band) a benefit concert to raise awareness and help our wildlife. I need someone with entrepreneurial skills to make this happen!    

Volunteers needed to sell raffle tickets. Once again I have been offered an amazing 1st prize for my raffle. Thank you to Harry and Iwonna who have donated 2 nights accomodation for 2 adults in the exclusive Tree House Lodge at AQUILA ECO LODGES www.ecolodges.com.au. Last week Carmel from Soul Sisters Aromatherapy offered one of their gift Bliss Bags as a prize www.soulsistersharmony.com.au. Thank you Carmel. Stay tuned for details as to when tickets go on sale. 

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More time! 

 
MORE TIME TO SLEEP!!

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