0427 106 803
0427 106 803
Stress is a big killer when it comes to rescuing injured wildlife. It is also important to remember that wild animals are equipped to defend themselves, when they are scared and vulnerable.
Native animals are not used to being handled by humans and do not understand you are trying to help them. All of our rescue volunteers are trained in rescue techniques that limit the risk of injury to themselves and the animal and also reduce the stress on the animal.
The most important thing to achieve with injured wildlife is securing its safety. We achieve this by following the steps above whilst ensuring our own safety.
If you come across a bat/flying fox that has been injured or orphaned please phone 0427 106 803 immediately.
Please take care not to touch or handle bats/flying foxes.
If you are bitten or scratched by a bat please wash the wound immediately for 5 minutes and seek medical attention. If your domesticated animal has been bitten or scratched by a bat/flying fox please seek veterinary attention immediately. Gladstone & District Wildlife Carers have been vaccinated and trained in handling bats and flying foxes.
Snake Removals and Relocations require an insured and qualified person who holds the correct permits.
Engaging a relocator without the proper insurances (or any professional trade person) can leave you at risk of an injury liability.
Click the link below to access the Gladstone Regional Council Website for Snake Catching services: