A rare rescue of a feather tail glider
A CHANNON resident recently found a little feather tail glider clinging to her veranda railing after a windy night.
The kind lady was able to carefully bundle her into a container and call Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers hotline number for advice.
Being the closest member of the group she delivered the little bundle to me.
Over 20 years of being a wildlife carer I have only had one other feather tail glider, an adult, in care as they are very secretive nocturnal mammals and very rarely seen in the wild.
They live high in the treetops and glide around at night eating flowers and small insects.
As adults are around 9 grams, this little girl weighing in at a huge 5 grams was only a teenager.
Miss Tiny proved an excellent guest, eating up her dinner of flowers and fruit. After four days of pampering she was able to go back to her family in the trees.
A few weeks later another feather tail glider came onto my care.
This time it was an adult that had been found on the back of a cat. How she came to be there was anyone's guess.
Luckily the cat's family rescued her in time and took her to the local vet where she was given some antibiotics and came to live with me.
After five days of care the little one was returned back to the wild.