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Tallong Midge Orchid

The Survivors
by Greg Stone

Fire in the Bush
by Greg Stone

More Road Kill
by Phil Mosies

Injured Native Wildlife
Emergency Management

Goldrush Grog
by Phil Mosies

Spring Purples and Pinks
by Greg Stone

Road Kill Recipes
by Phil Mosies

Penrose General Store

The Spotted Gums
by Greg Stone

Winter Fires
in Tallong

Emergency Care
of Injured Native Wildlife

Unfortunately, kangaroos, wombats and birds do become involved in collisions with vehicles, and as a result can suffer injuries or fatalities. Often they're left on or beside the road with their injuries, because people don't know what to do.

Here are some basic steps to guide you in the initial emergency care of animals or birds.

  • Stop and check the animal.
  • Check pouches of female kangaroos and wombats. Small joeys can often be hand reared.
  • If a joey is found, keep them quiet in a dark and warm place. A towel or a jumper makes a good emergency pouch!
  • If the animal has been killed, please remove its body from the road.
  • If the animal is seriously injured, urgently contact a vet or the Police.
  • Take the bird or animal to your nearest wildlife association, or, in Tallong, to the General Store, where there's always a supply of housing and food ready for emergencies.
  • It's important to remember that injured adult animals cannot be rehabilitated.

In early Spring, after good rainfall, the animals are on the move, especially early in the morning and in early evening.

Please drive at sensible speeds and take care! These animals were here long before us!

N.A.N.A. (National Animal Network Association)
Anne Dashwood 02 48410444
Pam Maynard 02 48410221

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