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Lucky escape for ‘Des’

Thursday, 11th September, 2014

Des the injured joey is on the mend thanks to RRANA. Des the injured joey is on the mend thanks to RRANA.

A trip to Fowlers Gap last week turned into a rescue mission for a RRANA volunteer who found a joey in his dead mother's pouch.

It appeared the joey, who had not yet grown fur, had been under attack from crows as there was piece of flesh missing from his tail.

"He has suffered some gravel rash which would indicate that he may have been thrown from the pouch and has crawled back to mum," a spokesman said.

"The joey, now named Des, also has a break in his toe which the vet feels has a very good chance of mending.

"There is a long road to recovery ahead for Des and others like him currently in care."

RRANA (Rescue and Rehabilitation of Australian Native Animals) is a group of volunteers who rescue and care for any injured, abandoned, orphaned or surrendered native animals.

Today they will be fundraising out the front of Barrier Stationers in Argent Street. People can make a donation, buy a raffle ticket or two or perhaps a chocolate which will help the group get wildlife back where they belong, in the bush.

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