Gypsy Magpie - Our Gift From Nature

by Shaz Close 

Gyspy Magpie with Damon

 Gypsy magpie was found on the ground by a a livestock man. Cats had tried getting her, but he didn’t want to keep her so Shaz and Damon (pic above) applied for a rescue permit to keep her.

Gypsy magpie - playing

Gypsy soon grew into a an extremely playful bird, who is as comfortable inside as she is outside.

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Help Stop Animal Cruelty


Dear  Animal lovers
Hate animal cruelty? then please keep the Australian "Don't shoot bats" fight going. Here is the link to the petition in case you have not  signed and sent to friends and colleagues at
 Plus a copy of the submission prepared by Carol Booth to fight against local govt being able to destroy flying fox roosts, "the Knuth amendment"
What is happening is nothing short of  paving the road to species extinction Two of the species being shot are already in the endangered species category.   

Don't shoot bats

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Rescuing Little Matilda - A Black Flying Fox

By Lee McMichael from Bats Qld

On the way back from a work field trip in Gayndah we travelled via Esk where we noticed a gentleman peering up at the powerline on the main street looking distressed. 

energex - bat rescue

 A tiny black flying fox pup was hanging on for life up there. We stood for quite a while trying to discern whether the little one was alive or dead. After about 10 minutes, a pair of binoculars and some reassuring chatter we saw a pair of little ears prick up. She was alive! 

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Donny Magpie - A Wild Bird Knows When To Walk Into A Cage

Donny magpie- walks into the cage

 Donny Magpie, our nine month old juvi wild magpie who lives around our yard got himself tied up in knots. We saw him flying about with this huge spaghetti mess dangling from his leg.

As you can see from the pictures above and below, his back claw is bent forward and caught in the string as well making it really painful and uncomfortable.

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