SPECIES: Eastern Grey Kangaroo
RESCUE DETAILS: Rescued by M Butlin & G Butlin, TKWR at Meringandan Qld, January 2020
RELEASE DETAILS: Meringandan Qld, January 2020
It’s been a week of tricky 🦘 Kangaroo rescues for Maree! This is a before photo of one of the challenging rescues she and Georgia performed. A young Eastern Grey Kangaroo found itself trapped in a house yard that had recently installed a new fence on the side of the property that led to bushland. The kangaroo had started to panic not being able to work out how it got itself into the situation and was confused trying to get out again, not locating an access gate at the front of the property. The front access led to a busy road and wasn’t an ideal exit in any case during the day. It is always a delicate situation with macropods as they can go into “stress myopathy” easily and so a lot of considerations had to be made. To cut the story short, with careful planning the kangaroo was able to be gently caught and released immediately into the bushland behind the property successfully. This is a massive task and they did so well to make sure it went smoothly, preventing the kangaroo from causing injury & stress to itself as they often can do in these situations. Well done ladies!
Judi Gray - Toowoomba Koala and Wildlife Rescue