Poor little Otto was run over by a wheelie bin as he basked in the sun at Regents Park. Otto almost got out of the way but his front leg got squashed. The wildlife team could not manage to save to the mangled leg and he has undergone surgery to remove the damaged limb. Otto is very feisty and recovering well, He has learned to get around fine as a 3 legged lizard. His stitches are due out today and he will be making his way back home this weekend.
Tock the Black Flying Fox
Most native animals are not affected by paralysis ticks but flying foxes are an exception. Tock picked up a tick as he was feeding low in down in shrubs and bushes. He was finally found on the ground in Bardon unable to use his legs, struggling to breathe and with the tick firmly attached to his chest. The wildlife team removed the tick and administered the tick antiserum used for dogs. We then tucked him into bed and crossed our fingers that the drugs would work. After a few days he started to show signs of improvement and was attempting to hang. He has since been sent to a wildlife rehabilitator and is in the final stages of release.