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The veterinary team at East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) are battling to save the life of a fox rescued on Tuesday 29th August, suffering from what they believe could be Warfarin poisoning (rat poison).

Vets from Highcroft Veterinary Group have confirmed that the most likely cause of the foxes symptoms is rat poisoning. This has prompted the charity to issue a warning to residents in the Woodgate Road area of Eastbourne where the fox was rescued.

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A Sussex animal rescue charity is urging the public to dispose of potentially dangerous fat ball feeders before they cause harm to wildlife.

This year East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) has rescued 3 starlings caught up in fat ball feeders, and is aware of other organisations having dealt with similar situations elsewhere in the UK.

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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.

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A warning is being issued to pet owners in the Hazelwood Avenue, Brodrick Road, Willington Park Drive and Jordans Lane area of Eastbourne to keep a close eye on pets and to seek veterinary advice as a matter of urgency is they suspect their pets to have picked up poison.

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A wildlife rescue charity is urging members of the public about the dangers of ligature wounds after dealing with what they describe as "one of the worse cases of misguided care they have ever seen involving a baby deer".

On Friday 7th October a member of the public found a 5 week old fallow deer caught in barbed wire fencing near Ardingly in Sussex, they took the deer home and because they couldn't see much external damage they decided to try and treat and rear the animal at home in a stable.

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East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) has stepped forward after the recent fox bite incident in Brighton.

The charity is warning against any unnecessary steps being taken towards foxes and other wildlife. Trevor Weeks, the charity's founder, said "we all expect the media these days to use sensational wording around these incidents but unfortunately some people are frightened by what is reported in the media. Although I feel sorry for what the children have been through and the worry it must have caused to the parents, we really need to put these incidents into perspective. It is clear from the London incident that there is more there than meets the eye, especially as they have refused to allow experts to investigate, and I, like so many others, do not believe that it was a fox that attacked the children, and like so many incident before it may end up being the parents trying to protect the family dog or cat which might be the true culprit. It has been known for years by the educational authorities that foxes live under such make shift buildings at schools, so it should come as no surprise that there was a fox present. The fox did not attack the child, it was defending itself – there is a significant difference. Any wild animal is going to turn round and bite if you grab its tail. I can remember as a child being warned about this by my parents and children of this age should be supervised closely."

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Spring is in the air and East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service's rescue line is hot with calls for help from people finding fledgling birds.

"It is very easy to assume a bird has been abandoned when you find it on the floor, but quite often it is a fledgling learning to fly. When a fledgling takes its first flight it is going to be unsuccessful, it is natural for them to spend anything up to a week on the floor sometimes before they can fly properly. Mum and dad will normally be near by but they do not always fly down to feed every few minutes as they are trying to encourage the youngster to fly. Both the youngster and the parents are good at hiding themselves" said Trevor Weeks founder of WRAS.

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A wildlife rescue charity is asking members of the public not to cut free wildlife, like deer, caught in fencing, netting or snares, but to report it to a rescue organistion instead. The call comes after volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called to catch an adult stag freed from fencing near Hadlow Down today.

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A voluntary charity is asking members of the public not to ignore ligature wounds after being called to a deer at 9.30pm last night (Wednesday 22nd July) at West Hoathly which had originally been found and cut free on Sunday (19th July).

"We were called out at 9.30pm to a baby fallow deer about 3 weeks old. The caller had rescued to the deer caught in stock fencing on Sunday and only found our details via the internet last night" said Trevor Weeks Rescue Co-ordinator, East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS).

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In the last few weeks volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) have been called out to two herons caught in string and netting erected across fish ponds as heron deterrents. Luckily both heron have been cut free safely.

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