Rainbow Beach Snake

Bonny Hills Snake

Diamond Python caught at Rainbow Beach – Bonny HIlls

Caught at 6pm yesterday at Rainbow Beach in Bonny Hills, a 1.9 – 2m python.

We think that this may be the snake we have been monitoring as it has a very dark brown skin, but we can’t be 100% sure if there isn’t any more snakes in the area so we ask the public to let us know if they see any in the area.

So please call FAWNA if you see any more snakes around the Rainbow Beach area so that we continue to monitor the area with help from the  public.

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Wombat Code of Practice

News Flash – the Office of Environment and Heritage has approved the Wombat Code of Practice 2015

The Code has been produced by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS).

An initial draft of the Code was prepared by the NSW Wildlife Council and has been further developed in cooperation with member groups and observers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the Wombat Protection Society, NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service and veterinary specialists at Taronga Zoo

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Ending the Lyme disease debate

A national study led by a Perth-based researcher could be one step closer to ending the Lyme disease debate in Australia for good.

Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium – borrelia burgdoferi – passed on by ticks.

Prevalent in the United States and parts of Europe, it causes symptoms such as fatigue, muscle pain and various neurological symptoms.

The Government and the Australian Medical Association (AMA) have not recognised the existence of Lyme disease in Australia.

Read more information here at the ABC website http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-17/study-could-end-lyme-disease-debate-in-australia/6860688 

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