Tag Archives: wildlife rescue

Rescuers were called out to a potentially dangerous deer rescue in a field at Cackle Street, near Uckfield, East Sussex on Saturday (28th July 2012) night. The deer would have starved to death if rescuers had not found the deer and helped it in time.

Volunteer rescuers from Polegate, Uckfield and Chelwood Gate rushed to the aid of an adult male fallow deer with its antlers caught in electric rope. "When we received the call it was clear from the caller that deer was seriously stuck and in need of urgent help. This is the second deer which we have had to rescue at this location caught in rope. When we arrived the deer was exhausted and had been running back and forth trying to get free but sadly just getting more and more entangled. The deer would try running away and then flip over and land on his back quite violently as the rope reached its limit. It was very distressing to see, but as a rescuer you have to put your emotions aside and concentrate on the job at hand" explained rescuer co-ordinator Trevor Weeks MBE. » Read more

Five volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) spent over 90 minutes trying to catch a fox which had fallen into a barge in the River Ouse at Newhaven Harbour today (Thursday 19th July 2012). Two ambulances with rescuers from Uckfield, Polegate, Hailsham and Seaford, attended on site. » Read more

Rescuers rushed to the aid of four 10 day old baby hedgehogs found in a bonfire at Piltdown on Thursday 14th June 2012. Volunteer rescuer Kathy Martyn from Uckfield rushed to the address at Piltdown after a local resident was about to light a bonfire but stopped just in time after hearing little squeaking sounds coming from the garden debris. » Read more

A hedgehog with the munchies got stuck in a basement area outside a shop in Alfriston High Street on Friday 8th June 2012. Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out by staff from "Munchilicious" a shop in Alfriston High Street, after discovering the hedgehogs down a small basement area outside on the high street. » Read more

Rescuers used magical powers to rescue a young rabbit from a wellington today (Wednesday 11th April).

Rescuer Trevor Weeks founder of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) had a very unusual delivery of a rabbit stuck inside a pink wellington boot! It is thought the rabbit became stuck after being caught by a cat and dropped close to the wellington which became its new home. Finder Natasha Woodgate from Hellingly was about to go out with her son Oscar, found the bunny inside her pink wellington boot and luckily didn’t put her foot in it and squash the frightened little creature. » Read more

Members of the public, a council ranger and volunteer rescuers spent almost an hour trying to catch a duck with a 13cm long dart through its neck at the Pells Pond, Lewes, East Sussex today (New Year's Eve).

Trevor Weeks, Tony and Claire Neads from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS), were called to the Pells Pond, Lewes about 12.30pm on New Year’s Eve. Several worried members of the public helped the volunteer rescuers using long handled catch nets round the pond. Rescuers Tony Neads wearing a dry suit climbed into the pond soon followed by WRAS rescuer Trevor Weeks and Lewes Council Ranger Chris Kemp wearing just their ordinary clothes in a desperate attempt to catch the duck. » Read more

Veterinary ambulances from Uckfield and Polegate rushed to the aid of an adult male fallow deer caught by its antlers in strands of rope from an electric fence today. Volunteer rescuers Trevor Weeks (Uckfield), Tony Neads (Polegate) and Kate Cuddis (Hove) and Plumpton College Student Zoe Langley (who lives in Lewes and is on a work experience placement) attended on site but what faced them was a much more dangerous situation that was first thought. » Read more

Volunteer rescuers from Uckfield and Polegate rushed to the aid of a young juvenile female roe deer caught in stock fencing in Abbots Wood, Arlington near Hailsham on Saturday morning.

Several dog walkers discovered the young deer weighing about 18kg caught in stock fencing in the popular Abbots Wood. East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) send the local ambulance from Polegate to the scene and despatched the specialist large animal ambulance from Uckfield too. » Read more

WRAS Rescuer Tony Neads was called this morning to the UK's largest and most secretive finch, the Hawfinch.

"It has a large and powerful bill and is an amazing colour, and much bigger than I was expecting” said Tony, "it was found in a garden in Etchingham, East Sussex, unable to fly. I delivered the bird to our Casualty Care Centre at Whitesmith for examination.” » Read more