A bird of prey gave rescuers a good workout at a sports centre in Eastbourne tonight (Friday 19th September). The sparrowhawk flew inside the large sports hall at Eastbourne Sports Park off Cross Levels Way Eastbourne on Thursday 18th September after chasing a starling inside. Staff at the sports hall left doors open but the hawk was not leaving so they called out volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) for help. Thursday night rescuers had to wait for the evenings sports activities to finish before they could start their rescue mission which kept the rescuers busy till midnight where the mission was put on hold till the following night.
A local animal charity is urging people to check their fat ball feeders after a starling was found trapped inside a feeder in Langney, Eastbourne on Tuesday 25th June. The starling became trapped inside the feeder after recent strong winds caused the lid to break off allowing the starling to get inside. The juvenile starling was rescued by Trevor Weeks MBE of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) who came to the bird's aid.
At 8.45pm on Tuesday night a Veterinary Ambulance rushed to the aid of a swan which found itself trapped on a bridge above a river at Shoreham. The swan is thought to have crash landed on the footbridge which crosses between Shoreham Beach and Shoreham Town Centre. To make matters worse the bridge is currently closed and rescuers had to cross over the security fencing in order rescue the swan which was trapped.
Volunteers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) have been shopping for birds today.
Rescuers were actually called out to Poundland on Terminus Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex on Sunday 29th July 2012 after a juvenile wood pigeon decided walk in through the open door of the store and get stuck!
Five volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) spent over 90 minutes trying to catch a fox which had fallen into a barge in the River Ouse at Newhaven Harbour today (Thursday 19th July 2012). Two ambulances with rescuers from Uckfield, Polegate, Hailsham and Seaford, attended on site.
A hedgehog with the munchies got stuck in a basement area outside a shop in Alfriston High Street on Friday 8th June 2012. Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out by staff from "Munchilicious" a shop in Alfriston High Street, after discovering the hedgehogs down a small basement area outside on the high street.
Rescuers rushed to the aid of a young starling stuck in the bottom of a fat ball bird feeder in a garden in Eastbourne today (30th May 2012). Volunteers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS), attended on site at Priory Road, Eastbourne and used wire cutters to free the young starling from the encasing wire.
A wildlife charity is urging people not to use fly papers outside after a robin became caught on some fly paper this morning (15th May 2012), in a garden in Eastbourne. The poor bird has to be cut free and has now been admitted to East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service's Casualty Centre at Whitesmith near Hailsham.
A young fox has been rescued after getting its head stuck in chain link fencing in a garden in Ardingly, Sussex. Member of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called in to help a local wildlife rescue who were not able to attend.
Rescuers used magical powers to rescue a young rabbit from a wellington today (Wednesday 11th April).
Rescuer Trevor Weeks founder of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) had a very unusual delivery of a rabbit stuck inside a pink wellington boot! It is thought the rabbit became stuck after being caught by a cat and dropped close to the wellington which became its new home. Finder Natasha Woodgate from Hellingly was about to go out with her son Oscar, found the bunny inside her pink wellington boot and luckily didn’t put her foot in it and squash the frightened little creature.