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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." » Read more

Revelers at the recent LUNARCY FULL MOON PARTY, held at the Concorde 2 venue in Brighton, raised a whopping £500 for a Sussex based wildlife rescue charity. All proceeds from the event were donated to the East Sussex Wildlife Rescue Ambulance Service (WRAS), who received a cheque for the amount from Lunarcy organisers Chris Natural and Will Power at the weekend. » Read more

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) has been called out to an unusual woodland bird in Kemp Town, Brighton. The Woodcock which is on the "Amber" Conservation status list was found in a basement at Arundel Street, Brighton today. The bird was reported to WRAS by workmen at the house who could see the bird at the bottom of a basement. » Read more

Rescuers are frustrated as the law fails to protect two more swans at Hove Lagoon. Two swans had to be rescued over the weekend and volunteer rescues from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) have been called down to rescue two more swans today, one of which is a possible dog attacked swan and the other which is possibly ill as a result of something in the silt. » Read more

The winter is supposed to be the quietest time of year for WRAS, but yesterday volunteer rescuers were rushed off their feet with calls to over 21 casualties. Normally the January call-out rate is averages about 5 a day. "This has been an amazingly busy day" said Trevor Weeks " it reminds me of the Boomtown Rats’ song "I Don’t like Mondays"! I hope that the rest of the week does not stay as busy." » Read more