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.
A frustrating 45 minute rescue ended in success tonight after a hedgehog became wedged in a clay drain pipe in a parking area at the end of Spring Lodge Close, Langney, Eastbourne. Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out by a local resident who discovered the hedgehog.
A pair of swans with seven cygnets have been causes chaos of roads round Langney in Eastbourne. Sussex Police have now been called out three time and East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) have received over 100 calls of concern from local residents whilst the family of swans have gone on a walk about round the local housing estate.
Wildlife Rescuers are extremely annoyed with DEFRA for causing suffering to a hedgehog over the weekend.
"On saturday we were told be DEFRA’s helpline that there was a movement restriction placed on hedgehogs and we could not move them and deer" said Trevor Weeks founder of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS).
Volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service rescuers were called out by Eastbourne’s "Swan Watch" yesterday (Wednesday) after a cygnet was seen acting strangely and gagging with line hanging out its mouth.
WRAS rescuers were on site fairly quickly and luckily the cygnet came out of the water and rescuers were able to catch the cygnet fairly quickly. The line was no longer in the mouth but entering a puncture wound at the back of the neck.
Further to our previous press release, the cygnet has now had its surgery to remove the hook and the vet has given the cygnet the all clear to be returned to Langney Pond tomorrow (Friday). WRAS rescuers will drive to collect the swan tomorrow morning and return him to his family at Langney, Eastbourne.