If you find an injured bat please call Kimberley Wildlife Rehabilitation inc. Do not try to handle it yourself as they can carry disease.
First you need to check that the bird really is injured or abandoned. In the nesting season, birds that have recently fledged (left the nest) are sometimes found on the ground while their parent(s) are nearby feeding. The bird might look abandoned, but often it isn’t.
If the baby is feathered, it’s best to leave the bird alone and watch discretely from a distance to see if the parent birds return. If you find a bird that has been injured, or really has been abandoned, you need to keep it safe, quiet, still and warm while you seek further advice. The best way to do this is to loosely wrap the bird in a towel and gently place it in a secure and well-ventilated box. Place the box away from noise, pets, children or other disturbances. Do not attempt to feed the bird. Bring it straight to the vet or call Kimberley Wildlife Rehabilitation inc. For any sea birds you can call Native Animal Rescue Broome.
Kangaroos and Wallabies
Please bring any injured kangaroos to the Broome Vets. If you have found a joey that needs hand rearing please contact Kimberley Wildlife Rehabilitation inc. Please do not attempt to hand rear yourself; you must be a registered wildlife carer to do this as there is a lot of expertise and equipment required.
Snakes and Reptiles
If you are unsure of the type of snake you have found please call Native Animal Rescue or Kimberley Wildlife Rehabilitation inc. Do not try to handle as they could be dangerous and venomous. If you have an injured lizard or any other reptiles please bring them into the clinic. If you can not handle the reptiles please call the contacts listed above.
Should you come across a turtle in trouble such as being stranded or floating you can call Native Animal Rescue.
Kimberley Wildlife Rehabilitation inc: 0428 860 014 (Kangaroo’s, Wallabies, Possums, bats & birds)
Native Animal Rescue: 0407 773 258 (Snakes, Reptiles, Seabirds, Birds, Possums & turtles)