Become a carer and save our local wildlife
THIS baby water dragon was given a second chance, thanks to a concerned member of the public and the dedicated volunteers at Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers (NRWC).
A woman called NRWC to say she thought her cat might have attacked the water dragon, because she could see "gloop" coming out of its body.
Fortunately the gloop just turned out to be ticks, but they were affecting the little guy.
The ticks were removed, the sites treated with antiseptic and after a night of recovery this very active lizard was retuned to its home.
"Although this was a simple rescue, it was very satisfying to give a newborn animal a helping hand," NRWC reptile coordinator Rowan said.
"Animals often need help as a result of human encroachment on their habitat and it's refreshing to know that so many people on the Northern Rivers care about local wildlife.
"We would love people to come to our initial training day so that they can learn about local wildlife, how we care for them and join our group."
The training day will be held on Sunday in Lismore.
Cost is $35 and it includes a year's membership.
There are many roles within the organisation and animal care can sometimes be done around normal work hours.
For more information visit www.wildlifecarers.com, email email@example.com or phone the hotline on 6628 1866.