HOLLEYS BABY 12/9/2014
Sue received a call from a Telstra man fixing the phone in the house next to the church on Salamander Way.. so that was lucky ... at the same time the Lady of the house was outside and found a small koala at the bottom of a tree... not an enormous tree.. could be easily reached with the leaf pole. Baby was cold and wet shivering.. Mum was in the tree so the owner tried to get baby to climb but it couldn't manage... she wedged it in a fork and walked away hoping mum would come down .. She did not .. So, the man of the house helped wrap baby in a jumper and then tied a coat around the waist of his darling .. by the time we got there baby was dry and warm ..... We left him there and got mum down and in the basket .. ran the microchip reader over her ... Holley (of course it was... could only have been her or Mia I was thinking). We then put baby with mum.. I could see something was not right with back legs but would check that out when we got home... Let Sue know... At home: Baby was hungry .. I gave him the once over on mums back then moved him to a big "bitey".. by this time it was obvious that there was no movement, feeling or reaction in either of his legs ... his spine was not deviated but there was an obvious "mark" ... flattened fur.. across his lumber spine .. no skin broken , no blood... Holley, after she gave up trying to do the "no koala here" .. enjoyed some leaf she didn't have to find herself ... couldn't find anything wrong with her... Left them alone.. When I went to get them out of the cot baby was suckling .... I knew the outlook wasn't wonderful .. Katie(NOAHS ARK VET said he has a SEVERED spine and they would be unable to treat him ... Poor Katie (NOAHS ARK VET)having to put a beautiful little boy to sleep ..... So.... Thank You Simone and Katie .... That would have taken a lot of inner strength from both of you ... Holley had/has no obvious injuries, but spent the night in Carmels cage for observation over night and will be released this afternoon as she is telling Carmel that she would rather be "out".. "if that's alright" .. We will never really know what happened to this beautiful boy (that I first felt as a pinky and have been many times to check in Salamander car park, one relocate with Annie)... but I suspect that he has fallen from the tree and landed on his back across a branch ... There had been a big boy seen in that area so maybe he thought that Holley was a good sort and encouraged baby to move ... Nothing more to say other than.. RIP gorgeous boy .... I am sure Ziggy, Clivey, Monty and all the others will look after you now... ...Fran....
Holley and Joey Relocate I have received a number of calls about a koala and her baby crossing the road into Salamander Shopping Centre. I knew exactly who it would be , Holley is an older girl , this is where she lives and this is where she shows her babies. Now I can understand she probably has a passion for shopping, but she is really pushing it crossing that road all the time. Then she sits so low in a tree near the car park that everyone can see her, she doesn't worry about people making a fuss and taking photos, but it is not safe for her and a baby. Last time I was sitting with her while they ate and I told her that if I was called out again I would have to relocate her we had time for a chat, I had to wait for the traffic to ease and for her to settle. I tried to explain that even tough it was her home her little one was not as use to the traffic and might not be so lucky as it crossed the road or get caught near the automatic tellers like Ellen, one of her other babies. So came the "relocation day" as I knew it would, and of course it was cold and pouring with rain. Sue got a call from the preschool nearby. Sue called Annie who went with her husband Clive and off-sider Sharon, Annie then called me for some back-up, always good to have more people especially when you have a mother and baby. Rescue was easy as she was on that low branch again. Annie took her to a place that she had been release in before, so was familiar to her . This will give baby time to grow away from the traffic,. Hope that she takes her time getting back but that she does get back so we can keep an eye on her in her old age, she certainly deserves it FRAN