A mother duck and her 11 ducklings ended up having an escort through a housing estate in Hailsham this morning (Tuesday 2nd July 2013) after being found wandering round the local roads by local residents. 5 volunteers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) attended on site to help the family get to their home safely.
Two hedgehogs have come into care at East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service's Casualty Care Centre at Whitesmith covered in dried mud after being trapped in a foundation trench on a building site at Westham over the weekend. Builders discovered the two hedgehogs now named "Bill and Ben" and rescued them from the trench.
A local animal charity is urging people to check their fat ball feeders after a starling was found trapped inside a feeder in Langney, Eastbourne on Tuesday 25th June. The starling became trapped inside the feeder after recent strong winds caused the lid to break off allowing the starling to get inside. The juvenile starling was rescued by Trevor Weeks MBE of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) who came to the bird's aid.
You may remember a few weeks ago we had one of our former hedgehogs called 'Grape' come back into care after being found by a young lad named Frazer. Frazer discovered Grape in his garden with a nasty wound on his side caused by a strimmer. Grape was very poorly, suffering from an extensive infection and dehydration, and sadly this was just too much for him and he passed away about 36 hours after being admitted into care.
Joint Press Statement from British Divers Marine Life Rescue and East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service.
A seal was reported on the beach on Sunday 28th April just east of the Hope Gap Steps, which are located just west of the Cuckmere Haven at Seaford. The initial report was of a healthy seal sunning itself. A second report came in half an hour later reporting a 4ft seal injured on the beach with blood on its rear flippers . I attended on site after speaking to BDMLR's Out-of-Hours Co-ordinator. On arrival we found Sussex Police on site due to concerns for public safety. We were rather surprised to find a 7ft long 250kg adult grey seal which do not normally haul out on the East Sussex coast line. The seal was also a long way from the tide and had hauled out at the high tide mark which is unusual for an adult. Unable to get a vet on site Sunday night, the seal was monitored till dark for the animal's and public safety, and volunteer medics returned at first light on 29th April where after a search of the area was found quarter of a mile west of the steps at Hope Gap.
Worried residents contacted East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) after spotting a swan on the River Ouse at Lewes with fishing line hanging out of its mouth and attached to fishing weights.
Rescuers attended on site on Monday 22nd but were unable to catch the swan from the bank, so asked British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) if they would help provide a boat for the rescue. As the tide was low, the charities planned a rescue for the morning of Tuesday 23rd April. Overnight the weights came loose and disappeared, but it was clear from the swan's behaviour that there was something wrong.
100 hedgehogs are now going to be looked after by East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) over Christmas and the New Year, with number 100 being rescued last night in Eastbourne (19th December).
This is the highest number of hedgehogs the charity has ever had to overwinter at Christmas time before. Last year the charity only had 83 in care on Christmas Day.
East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) was called out by British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) late on Sunday night after a seal was reported on the beach at Langney Point, Eastbourne.
Trevor Weeks MBE founder of WRAS and an advanced medic with BDMLR met members of BDMLR on the beach who had been keeping guard of the seal until Trevor and his partner Kathy Martyn arrived. Trevor caught the seal on the beach, and checked it over and found numerous puncture marks and blood on the body, front and rear flippers and on the muzzle.
At 8.45pm on Tuesday night a Veterinary Ambulance rushed to the aid of a swan which found itself trapped on a bridge above a river at Shoreham. The swan is thought to have crash landed on the footbridge which crosses between Shoreham Beach and Shoreham Town Centre. To make matters worse the bridge is currently closed and rescuers had to cross over the security fencing in order rescue the swan which was trapped.
Volunteers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) have been shopping for birds today.
Rescuers were actually called out to Poundland on Terminus Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex on Sunday 29th July 2012 after a juvenile wood pigeon decided walk in through the open door of the store and get stuck!