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. Birds

Handle as little as possible as they can die from shock from the injury and, also from being captured.
Place the bird on cloth in a box which is just large enough to confine the bird.
This will prevent it from flapping its wings which could cause further injuries.
Ensure that there are enough air holes in the box to enable the bird to breathe.
Securely cover the box and place in a warm, quiet, semi-dark position or, place in an ARROW Wildlife Rescue Kit (WRK).


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. Kangaroos & Wallabies

Stress is a major factor in the death of kangaroos and wallabies.
If injured, cover the animal with something warm e.g. a blanket, towel, jumper or, if appropriate, place in an ARROW Wildlife Rescue Kit (WRK).
If dead, check to see if it is a female with a joey in the pouch.
If the joey is pink and without fur, do not forcibly remove it from the teat as this will cause its death. Use a pair of scissors or a sharp knife to cut the teat as close as possible to the mother’s pouch skin. Attach a safety pin to the end of the teat to stop the joey from swallowing the teat.
Place the joey in the WRK pouch. Cover and wrap the joey in something warm.
If the joey is furred, cover and wrap it in something warm, to keep it calm and snug.
It is best not to expose the joey or keep looking at it as, this will help to reduce the joey’s stress.
. Possums and Gliders

If the joey is pink and without fur, do not forcibly remove it from the teat as this will cause its death. (See left in "Kangaroos and Wallabies" for instructions.)
If the possum is an adult, cover with a towel and place in a box.
Handle as little as possible as they have very sharp claws and teeth.


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. Koalas

Do not handle as koalas have very sharp claws and teeth.
Place a box or basket over the koala to stop it from moving. A weight on top may be necessary.
Contact an experienced carer to rescue the koala.

Koala
. Reptiles

Handle as little as possible as reptile bites can cause bacterial infections. If it is a lizard place in Wildlife Rescue Kit or, in a box or pillowcase.
If it is a snake, do not approach it, in case it is venomous.
Contact an experienced carer to rescue the snake


Eastern Brown Snake
. Bats and Flying Foxes

Do not handle the bat or flying fox.
Cover the animal with a towel to prevent further injury and to protect it from the sun.
Contact an experienced carer to rescue the bat or flying fox.


Flying Fox
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. Frogs


Always wet your hands with water before attempting to handle a frog.
With wet hands, gently place the frog into a waterproof container.
Pour a few drops of water on to its skin so that it does not dry out.
Cover the container.

Green frog

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