For over 25 years Hessilhead has cared for Scotland's injured and orphaned wildlife, aiming to rescue, treat, rehabilitate and release birds and animals back to the wild



27th February 2017

A busy weekend has brought in a variety of new patients. On Saturday a new fox arrived. He was very subdued, with some bruises and cuts; probably a road traffic victim. He is making good progress now, and has been eating.DSC_3283 - Copy

A badger is another lucky road traffic victim. Unusually he was picked up by the driver who unavoidably hit him. The badger was made comfortable in a large dog crate with a soft bed, and we drove down to Lockerbie to collect him yesterday. Still a bit subdued, and there may be a problem with his right front leg, but he has wandered around his cage and been eating too. DSC_3291 - Copy

A coot was lucky to be found after getting tangled in fishing line that tied its legs together. Lots of vegetation had got caught in the line, and then the coot got snagged on a fence. Although there are deep cuts on the coot’s legs, there doesn’t seem to be any permanent damage. The coot is walking around, and today has been enjoying pond weed as well as some wild bird food.

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