Rescue news

Rescuers were called out after a lady, on the Town Farm Estate in Hailsham, heard a flapping noise coming from a drain.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) attended on site and at first couldn’t see anything in the drain. “The lady who called us had to go out, and said the bird had been flapping around in the water, however when we arrived we couldn’t see anything. However I noticed a pipe low down close to the water, which the bird might have been able to get into” said Trevor Weeks Duty Rescue Co-ordinator for WRAS. » Read more

The 6th – 12th May 2018 is Hedgehog Awareness Week.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) is urging everyone to “Think Hedgehog” and help support this much loved British mammal which is in decline.

Most hedgehogs have come out of hibernation now and are actively seeking partners and mating.  It won’t be long before the first litter of urchins (baby hedgehogs) are born. » Read more

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) rushed to the aid of a hedgehog reported as being stuck on the back of a crocodile in Eastbourne today.

"We are quite lucky in the UK that our wildlife is quite tame in comparison to other countries, so we were a bit worried when we were told the hedgehog was on the back of a crocodile, but relieved when we were told the crocodile was not real" explained Chris Riddington Duty Rescue Co-ordinator. » Read more

A lady in Rye Close Polegate had a shock when she found a seriously injured hedgehog in her garden attached to a rodent trap.

The starving adult hedgehog, as thought to be freshly out of hibernation, looking for a tasty meal has found a Rat trap with some taste food in it and unfortunately sprung the violent trap that became attached to one of its front legs. » Read more

Possibly our first ever successful kingfisher release. After being admitted as a likely window strike our care team were concerned about neurological signs and spoke to Caroline at Vale Wildlife Rescue for advice.

Following that advice the kingfisher was given a lovely recipe of sprats special cat food vitamins and rehydration fluid which was blended together. Our care team monitored him closely and tube fed the small bird to keep him hydrated and up to weight. » Read more

Rescuers were called to reports of a grebe struggling at Crumbles Pond, Princes Park in Eastbourne just after 6pm last night (3rd April 2018). It was reportedly struggling to stay afloat and was waterlogged.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service’s Lead Casualty Manager Chris Riddington headed down from WRAS’s Hospital in Whitesmith, but due to the urgency also contacted rescuer Laura Carrick who lives in Eastbourne. » Read more