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Monday, 28 January 2019

PLASTIC NETTING WARNING: PLEASE SHARE

A while ago a Starling got brought into us. As you can see, he is completely covered in plastic netting. If nobody had found him he would have died. He couldn’t even walk so there was no way he would have been able to get away from predators. The chances of him being able to get food and water would have been incredibly slim too.
When he came in we removed the netting straight away which took ages! Thankfully the netting hadn't cut into his body so removing it was painless but throughout the entire thing the Starling was making such a loud screaming noise. This little one was very lucky as he didn’t have any injuries so after a couple of days of rest to get over the shock, he was released again.
There are so many projects going on to reduce the amount of single use plastic being used, which is great as we have had so many animals come in that have been injured due to it, but please be mindful of how you use ANY form of plastic. Throughout our time rescuing and taking in wildlife, we have had more animals come to us injured by plastic netting from peoples gardens than any other plastic item. Please be aware of anything that you put in your gardens so you can try to reduce the risk of wildlife being harmed. 

I am going to write a post with ideas on how you can reduce your plastic usage at some point but in the mean time, please feel free to contact us for more information. 

           


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