Love wildlife? Well become a carer!

Lismore wildlife carer Rowan Wigmore recently met a lady who won his heart.

Rowan, a member of Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers, tenderly nursed a carpet python thought to have been injured by a car and says when the time came to say goodbye, it was an emotional moment.

I have never encountered an animal so friendly and obviously appreciative of the efforts taken to care for her, he said. It was bitter-sweet to release her back where it came from, but l feel privileged to have given the snake a second chance at life.

On average Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers rescue 1,500 native animals a year and respond to 2,500 calls for advice and information.

They say animals are often victims of increasing development and loss of habitat and are inviting people to an upcoming training day to learn about how to save the regions diverse native wildlife.

Although development continues in the Northern Rivers, there are simple things everyone can do to ensure the survival of our native animals, says spokesperson Cheryl Cochran. That is what our upcoming training day is all about how we can live in harmony with local wildlife. We also explain the hands-on role Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers has in achieving that.

The training day is on this Saturday, May 3, at the McLeans Ridges Hall from 9am to 4pm. It costs $20, which includes 12 months membership.

For more information or bookings phone Jo (after 9am) on6624 7778.


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