Author Archives: East Sussex WRAS

Just over a week after having dealt with a fallow caught in electric fencing near Uckfield, rescuers have again been called out to a buck with its antlers attached to rope of an old rope swing, off Trolliloes Lane, Cowbeech near Hailsham.

Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out just after 12noon today (Saturday 9th September 2023). One of WRAS's technical rescue veterinary ambulances attended along with a team of five rescuers. » Read more

A fallow buck with its antlers entangled in electric fencing has been successful rescued and released just outside of Uckfield this afternoon (1st September 2023).

A walker alerted a local resident at Palehouse Common of the situation, which was in a field between Palehouse Common and Framfield.  The local resident informed East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS). “The precise location of the deer was rather unclear as the report was second hand, so I was sent to investigate further whilst a specialist deer rescue team was put on standby” said Trevor Weeks MBE Founder & Operations Director of East Sussex WRAS. » Read more

A resident in north Seaford contacted East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS), after finding an adult and a young hedgehog on her patio in the daytime.

Rescuers Stuart MacQueen and Trevor Weeks attended on site to investigate the situation better. “As a general rule if a hedgehog is out during daylight, it is in trouble” said WRAS founder Trevor Weeks MBE. » Read more

A buzzard which was found grounded near Chelwood Gate with injuries after being shot has now been released back into the wild.

On 25th July 2023 rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out to reports of an injured buzzard in a field off Birch Grove Road near Chelwood Gate.  The buzzard couldn’t fly and was not using one leg properly. » Read more

Volunteer on-call rescuers had a late night on Friday 7th into Saturday 8th July in Brighton - but not for a night partying but to rescue various casualties.

Trevor Weeks MBE Founder of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) accompanied by Rescue Co-ordinator Kristy Sayer were called out about 11:30pm after a fox fell into a basement area between buildings in Grand Avenue, Hove. They left Eastbourne where they had just been to collect a hedgehog from Vets Now. » Read more

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A badger had to be rescued from a storm drain under the driveway of Uckfield Rugby Club this morning.

“East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) was called to Uckfield at approximately 9:45am after reports of two dogs having an altercation in the drain with what turned out to be a badger. This is likely what attracted the dogs to go into the drain. We understand that one dog may have suffered injuries because of the badger defending itself and feeling threatened” said Trevor Weeks Operations Director of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (East Sussex WRAS).   » Read more