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- Seabirds commonly require rescue with fishing hook and line injuries as fishing season is in full swing. There is usually no need to take them into care as our seabird rescue team has the ability to remove the problem and treat the wounds on the spot.
- Pelicans and adult ducks can be infected with botulism. This anaerobic bug is created in stagnant pools of water over summer periods and is flushed into larger waterways when heavy rain falls. This usually also becomes perfect fishing weather for pelicans who take the opportunity to benefit from the fish being pushed into rivers and lakes. Symptoms include floppy neck and loss of control of legs and wings; this can be treated successfully with antibiotics. Should you see a water bird having difficulty in or around water it should be reported immediately. Quick action can save the life of the bird.
- Possums, during hot weather, will fall out of trees with heat exhaustion. Dehydration is fatal if not reversed. Either call our hotline or take them to a vet immediately.