Author Archives: East Sussex WRAS

A badger was dragged, alive, along a main road between Hadlow Down and Cross in Hand, East Sussex on Saturday night after being hit by a car late at night.

The driver initially stopped, checked behind his vehicle and assumed the badger had run off. Unaware of the damage to the front of the car or that the badger was still lodged there, the driver continued driving till the car broke down in the next village. On getting out the driver was horrified to find the badger. Straight away he called Sussex Police, not knowing who else to call for help and a local patrol attended on site. The local unit then contacted East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) for help after confirming the badger was still alive. » Read more

Rest In Peace

Meta Mann,

23rd Jan 1938 - 26th Aug 2022.

Meta was not a person for "fuss or bother" around her death, so we are posting this simple video in her memory.

East Sussex WRAS would not exist today if it wasn't for Meta and her influence in founder Trevor Weeks's life at an early age. Meta will be remembered in our hearts for years to come as a kind and compassionate lady who loved animals, dog walks, crafts and much more. » Read more

Today WRAS attended yet another deer with antlers entangled in electric rope. This time off Nursery Lane, between Blackboys and Cross-In-Hand.  The adult fallow buck had the electric rope well entangled round its antlers along with a plastic stake which had become strapped to the antlers  and dragging a large quantity of electric rope with two large wooden fence posts attached. » Read more

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There is a huge wildlife crisis in East Sussex right now. With Rogers Wildlife Rescue closed, Bird Aid having been closed and operating a reduced service, the RSPCA Mallydams Wood temporarily closed, National RSPCA helpline no longer 24 hours a day and others either not open or running a reduced service, this mixed with Avian Flu killing gulls along the East Sussex coast, our local wildlife is in serious trouble. » Read more