Rescue news

Two juvenile badgers exploring around a new housing development in Hastings found themselves becoming trapped after falling down a 7ft drop into a garden below.

Unable to get themselves back out the new home owners, in Woodlands Way Hastings, discovered them curled up in between plants at the back of their garden on Saturday morning. » Read more

A family living on the busy Framfield Road Uckfield, very close to the Town Centre, had a surprise yesterday afternoon (15th February 2018) when they found a badger curled up in a narrow passageway next to their house.  Concern as the badger was shaking, the residents called East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS). » Read more

Rescuers are delighted that yesterday's Valentines Day Roe Deer which was rescued from cold water after getting stuck in a tributary of the River Uck has been released back to the wild this morning.

Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were amazed at how well she recovered overnight and decided that it would be best to get her out for release as deer can get easily stressed in captivity. » Read more

Rescuers have fallen in love with a young female Roe Deer after rescuing it from a deep stream in Uckfield today.

Rescuers Trevor Weeks MBE and Chris Riddington of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out to a tributary of the River Uck by Fernley Park, Uckfield, by local resident Zoe Warren after she spotted the deer whilst out walking her dogs.  “I tried to encourage the deer to a point in the stream where it might be able to climb out but the stream it quite steep sided. In the end I called WRAS for help” said Zoe. » Read more

East Sussex WRAS have received a large number of calls over the past month about the cygnets at Decoy Pond, Hampden Park, Eastbourne.  As a result WRAS rescuers have been visiting regularly to check on them.

Members of the public have been very concerned and distressed to see the parents being aggressive towards their young and chasing them away. » Read more

East Sussex WRAS rescuer Trevor Weeks rushed to Brighton Town Centre after receiving a call about a fox which had fallen into a basement in Upper North Road Brighton, just off the Town Centre.

The fox had fallen about 15ft into a basement area, and as Trevor opened the basement door the fox jumped into an even lower basement area another 5ft down. » Read more

Residents of Buxted might have thought Santa and his reindeer had got into trouble this morning, but luckily it turned out to be a buck fallow deer entangled in electric rope in a field behind Buxted Court Buxted.

Volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out just after 9am Christmas Day morning after the deer was spotted entangled and unable to get free. » Read more

Motorists are being asked to keep an eye out for low flying swans and swans wandering around roads.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service is urging motorists to take care and keep an eye out for swans on our roads.

“At this time of year juvenile swans are being pushed away by their parents who are starting to think about next year’s nest and young. Unfortunately juvenile swans are not brilliant at flying because of being so young and inexperienced. As a result they often crash land, misjudge distances and wind speed resulting in them crashing before their intended destination. Some swans are being forced to walk away from ponds and lakes by their parents chasing them away, meaning they walk out onto roads.” said WRAS founder Trevor Weeks. » Read more