Press releases

Wildlife Rescuers are warning people to be on the lookout and to report to Sussex Police people shooting from bedroom windows and across gardens in residential areas as more and more birds start nesting and having their young at this time of year.

The warning comes after a spate of shooting incidents and as we approach the “Silly Summer Shooting Season” which starts as gulls start nesting and having young.

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East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) have been out to rescue a young badger which had fallen 20-30ft down an embankment onto a patio today.

As part of McAfee's Global Community Day Dave Gill and Kimberley Winfield attended the rescue to help WRAS founder Trevor Weeks MBE with the rescue as they were spending the day helping out.

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Just before 1am on Monday morning “Bojangles” the badger was released back to the wild in Portslade after seven weeks in hospital being looked after by East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service.

“Bojangles” the badger was rescued by WRAS after being called out by Badger Trust Sussex. The badger was found with numerous bite wounds and blooded injuries to his head, neck and back.

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On the Thursday evening (27/4/17) at 6:17pm East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) received a call from residents on the Kingsmere Estate reporting a creature moving inside a black plastic bag inside a large metal waste bin.

WRAS founder Trevor Weeks MBE attended on site and was able to use a pole to reach the black bag which started moving straight away. “I was able to pull the bag out of the bin and transfer it into a large animal cage to securely open the bag and prevent anything from escaping. I pulled out the bag and discovered a red and white T-towel over the top of a bloodied feral pigeon” said Trevor.

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An animal charity is urging people to complain to Uckfield Town Council,  Uckfield Chamber of Commerce, Wealden District Council and local MP Nus Ghani to apply pressure to building owners in Uckfield High Street to remove unsightly bird netting, which is unhygienic, not fit for purposes, and causing considerable suffering to wildlife.

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East Sussex WRAS rescuers rushed to Princes Park in Eastbourne  today after reports of a swan with blood on its head and body.

Rescuers Chris Riddington and Katie Nunn Nash attended on site and found the swan in the inlet stream at the Wartling Road end of the park.  "There was blood around the swan's head and on its back where it has been preening. The swan kept shaking its head and was clearly in discomfort" said Chris.

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