Tag Archives: Uckfield

A wildlife charity has been kept on its toes over the Festive Period with a variety of call-outs and casualties including a number of serious incidents.

Incidents have included….

2am Christmas Day an ambulance was called out to an injured fox in Eastbourne, but found to be limping but very mobile and not in need of rescue.

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Rescuers rushed to the aid of a young starling stuck in the bottom of a fat ball bird feeder in a garden in Uckfield (18th June 2014). Volunteers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS), attended to the bird found in a rear garden on New Town, Uckfield.

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A tear was brought to rescuers' eyes when their hard work to save a mum and 4 baby hedgehogs was successful.

Volunteers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out to check a female hedgehog and some baby hedgehogs found in a wooden store at the bottom of a garden in Nevil Road, Uckfield yesterday (30th May 2014). The residents were clearing various items and out from a rolled up tarpaulin fell a large hedgehog and some babies which dropped to the floor. Rescuers from WRAS attended on site and found mum huddled in the corner and some very young, lethargic and cold baby hedgehogs scattered around. The babies were on a cold bare concrete floor.

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A team of 5 rescuers spent 3 hours rescuing a badly injured goose from a wooded pond at Herons Ghyll just north of Uckfield, East Sussex. A local resident found the goose whilst walking in the woodland several days ago and had struggled to find anyone to help before contacting East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS).

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Southern Water staff called out East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) after a goose was found trapped in a sewage tank at the Uckfield Water Treatment Works in Uckfield today.

Friday staff noticed the bird had landed in the circular waste water tank being chased by the constantly rotating arm, which they quickly turned off. Staff thought the bird might be able to fly out of its own accord but on Monday the goose was still there so they called for assistance from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS).

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A deer had to be rescued on the Uckfield railway line at approximately 1am this morning (Thursday 4th July 2013). The male roe deer or buck had baler twine caught round its antlers and neck, which was also attached to a piece of wood caught at the edge of the railway line about 20-30 metres away from the Hempstead lane crossing at Uckfield, in East Sussex.

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Rescuers were called out to a potentially dangerous deer rescue in a field at Cackle Street, near Uckfield, East Sussex on Saturday (28th July 2012) night. The deer would have starved to death if rescuers had not found the deer and helped it in time.

Volunteer rescuers from Polegate, Uckfield and Chelwood Gate rushed to the aid of an adult male fallow deer with its antlers caught in electric rope. "When we received the call it was clear from the caller that deer was seriously stuck and in need of urgent help. This is the second deer which we have had to rescue at this location caught in rope. When we arrived the deer was exhausted and had been running back and forth trying to get free but sadly just getting more and more entangled. The deer would try running away and then flip over and land on his back quite violently as the rope reached its limit. It was very distressing to see, but as a rescuer you have to put your emotions aside and concentrate on the job at hand" explained rescuer co-ordinator Trevor Weeks MBE.

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An uninvited dinner guest who refused to leave had to be evicted from the Luna Restaurant in Uckfield High Street at 11pm last night (Thursday 29th September 2011). However, this was not a person but a Brown long-eared Bat (Plecotus auritus) which flew in through the open shop door above diners heads before circling round and flying up into a glass atrium over 20ft up in the roof.

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A children's toy has been used to rescue a sparrowhawk trapped in the warehouse of City Electrical Factors in Bell Lane, Uckfield, last night.

Volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) based at Whitesmith, were called out yesterday afternoon after a sparrowhawk flew inside the warehouse in Uckfield. Rescuer Kathy Martyn attended on site but due to the height of the roof, decided it would be best to try a night time capture.

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