Wildlife Incident Mapping

As you can imagine, in our rescue and rehabilitation group, vehicle collisions make up the bulk of reasons why kangaroos and wallabies come into our care.  Regrettably, it can be hard to convince councils to put up warning signs  on our roads or to try to convince them to possibly reduce the speed limit to a more realistic speed to reduce the accidents and possible deaths to both humans and animals alike.

The link below is the Website you can upload photos to and record roadkill you have seen.  The more people who are proactive in doing this, the more likely it will be that roadkill “hotspots” can be identified.  So FAWNA encourages you to log on to the website and put in data you have for a permanent record.

http://www.wildlifemapping.org/

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Feather tailed Glider

Feather-tailed Glider

Feather-tailed Glider

Just before his pre-flight check, :-)  before release on Sunday night.

This very cute, adult feather-tailed glider was found by a member of the public when their cat had it in its mouth.

He is very fortunate that there were no injuries and was moving around quite normally.

When released into a Grevillea he hung upside down by his tail to say look it all works fine and then wandered down the branch and off into the night.

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Tick Allergy’s

Engorged Female Tick

Mammalian meat allergy is on the rise in Australia and the surprising cause – a tick bite.

This latest information from ABC Catalyst program has Dr Jonica Newby meeting Dr Sheryl van Nunen, the clinician who discovered the link.

She found that if the tick had fed off another mammal first, the tick’s blood was infected with a sugar called alpha gal. Once bitten by the infected tick some of our immune systems react to alpha gal causing an allergic reaction. This story is a must see if you want the latest tips on how best to remove a tick

http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/4177191.htm

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