Bonny Barbie

Flying Fox caught in barbed wire.Photo courtesy Oxley Highway Vet

Flying Fox caught in barbed wire.Photo courtesy Oxley Highway Vet

This is Bonny Barbie a Grey Headed Flying Fox, caught in high tensile barbed wire in the Urban Area of Bonny Hills, South of Port Macquarie.

Her entanglement was so severe that the wire had to be cut on site ,and the Flying Fox transported to the vet with wire still attached to her wings.

Thanks to the immediate action of Sarah and Bill at Oxley Highway Vets for responding to her plight, she was gassed and the barbed wire removed.

Bonny Barbie is a lactating female which means that she has a pup somewhere in the camp on its own, which will die.

Her survival as a threatened species is vital, but it will be a long road to recovery as her injuries were severe.