WEARY WILDLIFE: A tired little roo found in Harris Street on December 30. cont
RESCUED from torrential floodwaters along Hogans Road, one tiny joey kangaroo is hopping with hope for his life.
The Hodda family watched in horror as the joey’s mother, in a state of utter distress and confusion amid the flood’s peak, dumped her baby before jumping into a submerged fence and drowning.
Braving the torrent, Bryce Hodda waded out and plucked the joey, named Trevor, and rushed him into the dry house.
“We saw the mother get a bit distressed; she tripped over one of the bushes and she dropped her joey and just left, and drowned,” Trevor’s adopted mother, Laurel Hodda, said.
“So we haven’t got a mother for this poor little fella.”
Unable to get to the vet, Laurel rang a wildlife carer to find out what joeys eat, but Trevor was still too distressed to eat.
Thankfully now, with a new lease on life, Trevor is eating properly and is well on his way to being a healthy and happy kangaroo.
“We’re waiting for the wildlife carer to get to this side of town to see what happens from here, but I’d love to keep him,” Laurel said.
“I want to keep him and I’ll make sure he’s safe.”