Rescue news

Rescuers were called to reports of a grebe struggling at Crumbles Pond, Princes Park in Eastbourne just after 6pm last night (3rd April 2018). It was reportedly struggling to stay afloat and was waterlogged.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service’s Lead Casualty Manager Chris Riddington headed down from WRAS’s Hospital in Whitesmith, but due to the urgency also contacted rescuer Laura Carrick who lives in Eastbourne. » Read more

Two juvenile badgers exploring around a new housing development in Hastings found themselves becoming trapped after falling down a 7ft drop into a garden below.

Unable to get themselves back out the new home owners, in Woodlands Way Hastings, discovered them curled up in between plants at the back of their garden on Saturday morning. » Read more

A family living on the busy Framfield Road Uckfield, very close to the Town Centre, had a surprise yesterday afternoon (15th February 2018) when they found a badger curled up in a narrow passageway next to their house.  Concern as the badger was shaking, the residents called East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS). » Read more

Rescuers are delighted that yesterday's Valentines Day Roe Deer which was rescued from cold water after getting stuck in a tributary of the River Uck has been released back to the wild this morning.

Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were amazed at how well she recovered overnight and decided that it would be best to get her out for release as deer can get easily stressed in captivity. » Read more

Rescuers have fallen in love with a young female Roe Deer after rescuing it from a deep stream in Uckfield today.

Rescuers Trevor Weeks MBE and Chris Riddington of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out to a tributary of the River Uck by Fernley Park, Uckfield, by local resident Zoe Warren after she spotted the deer whilst out walking her dogs.  “I tried to encourage the deer to a point in the stream where it might be able to climb out but the stream it quite steep sided. In the end I called WRAS for help” said Zoe. » Read more

East Sussex WRAS have received a large number of calls over the past month about the cygnets at Decoy Pond, Hampden Park, Eastbourne.  As a result WRAS rescuers have been visiting regularly to check on them.

Members of the public have been very concerned and distressed to see the parents being aggressive towards their young and chasing them away. » Read more