Tag Archives: wildlife rescue

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) is asking anyone thinking of cutting down trees or bushes to think about nesting birds at this time of year.

The winter storms have caused many people to question whether they want to live so close to trees and many dangerous or damaged trees are being felled too. "I have seen so many trees cut down recently and sadly despite the best efforts of many tree surgeons to avoid cutting trees down which have nesting birds in, many are just not seen until after the youngsters are found on the ground now orphaned" said Trevor Weeks MBE founder of WRAS. » Read more

A veterinary ambulance rushed to the aid of an injured badger found in the bottom of a disused swimming pool this morning.

Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service were called out just after 8.30am this morning to help the trapped badger. On arrival rescuers Trevor Weeks MBE and Lindsay Redfern climbed down into the empty swimming pool and found the badger trying to sleep in a quite unusual position with its back to the corner of the swimming pool and tucking its head into its belly and covering its head with its legs to hide! » Read more

The first baby garden bird of 2014 has been admitted to East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) during the night of 18th March 2014. The nestling blackbird was found in Polegate sat at the side of a road. The finder carefully picked it up out of concern it could get run over and took it home before calling WRAS for help and advice. » Read more

A hedgehog almost died in Eastbourne after being caught in a four pack plastic can holder, but after being anaesthetised five times by vets, and looked after by a local wildlife charity the hedgehog named "Marciana" is now being returned to the wild.

On Bonfire Night East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) was called out to Park Ave in Eastbourne to rescue a hedgehog after being found with its head and front legs through one of the rings of four pack holder. The plastic was so tight that it had dug into the hedgehog's body almost 75% of the way round the poor creature's body. "Rescuer Tony Neads cut the plastic from the hedgehog which was in a desperate state, clearly in a lot of pain and discomfort, after triaging the casualty it was rushed to the out of hours emergency vets due to the infection and severe damage. It was clear the hedgehog had been caught for several days and if left for much longer she would have died" explained WRAS founder Trevor Weeks MBE. » Read more

Rescuers were horrified to be called out to a hedgehog which had been rescued by local residents after being used as football by local youths in the children's playground at Victoria Gardens in Eastbourne.

Rescuer Tony Neads from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) attended on site to pick up the hedgehog after WRAS received the call. "The poor little girl was very frightened and had a number of broken and bent prickles over her body as a result of being kicked, so I rushed the hedgehog up to our Casualty Centre for further assessment" said Tony. » Read more

A baby hedgehog had to be rescued on 10 August after being found stuck in a Christmas Bauble at Isfield in East Sussex.

Volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out by staff at the Laughing Fish Pub after discovering a baby hedgehog in distress. "The call was received at 10:30am and the caller reported finding a small hedgehog with a piece of plastic stuck on its back and clearly in distress" said Trevor Weeks MBE founder of East Sussex WRAS. » Read more

Southern Water staff called out East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) after a goose was found trapped in a sewage tank at the Uckfield Water Treatment Works in Uckfield today.

Friday staff noticed the bird had landed in the circular waste water tank being chased by the constantly rotating arm, which they quickly turned off. Staff thought the bird might be able to fly out of its own accord but on Monday the goose was still there so they called for assistance from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS). » Read more

A deer had to be rescued on the Uckfield railway line at approximately 1am this morning (Thursday 4th July 2013). The male roe deer or buck had baler twine caught round its antlers and neck, which was also attached to a piece of wood caught at the edge of the railway line about 20-30 metres away from the Hempstead lane crossing at Uckfield, in East Sussex. » Read more