A successful release for one very lucky Eastern Grey Kangaroo today. Found himself in the back garden of a property in Croydon North. (I wouldn't call it even semi rural so this poor boy was well and truly displaced)
Anyway managed to get someone to dart him - and I transported him to a more suitable area. Four hours later, I call the darter as it was taking too long. Turns out he gave the poor fella the amount for a 50kg roo, he was about half that size. He was even snoring in the back of the car on the way up. Anyway so glad it wasn't a stinker of a day here today, I stayed on with him until he could balance himself and get himself up into the bush land.
A happy ending for him and a very happy ending for me as 90% of the kangaroo cases I have attended to, haven't been happy endings so to end the new year with this buddy going back into the wild restores my enthusiasm in rescuing and sends a positive message that it is all worth it in the end.
Learned a lot of lessons today, was told that if you do a rescue in which you don't learn something new, then its probably best to more on and do something different. I certainly have a lot to learn.
1:- Pack a chair
2:- Pack a good book
3:- Pack food and drink
4:- Pack sun screen