Volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue helped by staff from Eastbourne Borough Council had to launch an emergency swan rescue after a dead cygnet was found at Decoy Pond, Hampden Park, Eastbourne on Monday. Staff from Eastbourne Borough Council asked specialist veterinary staff from the Shepperton based Swan Sanctuary to post mortem the cygnet. Staff at the sanctuary were shocked at the cygnets condition and that he had weighed just 2.7kg almost half its expected weight due to a severe parasite burden.
WRAS carer Monica Russell has her hands full at the moment trying to hand rear 5 fox cubs. The latest one was rescued by WRAS rescuers Trevor Weeks and Kathy Martyn late last night after a kitten was found bemused sniffing round it on a drive way in Bexhill. The very small cub was less than 2 hours old and still had its umbilicus attached and some placenta too. The very small cub was placed on a heat pad an taken to WRAS carer Monica Russell where it is now being hand reared. This little cub will join 'Crinkle', 'Rocky', 'Cookie' and 'Fudge' who are a little older and came from Hampden Park and Langney.