In August Travis and Leanne Fowler of Wolumla found a yellow-bellied glider hanging from a barbed wire fence on their property.
Janine Green from WIRES Far South East was called in and the animal was removed from the fence.
Due to it being an extremely windy day the glider was wrapped around the barbs and had also injured the tendons on his left wrist. Numerous trips to Merimbula vets for surgery, X-rays and antibiotics followed.
Now, after several months in care, the day came to take him back home – where all the barbed wire has been removed.
After a night readjusting, he ran up a large eucalypt tree and glided off to tell the tale to his family.
WIRES thanked Travis and Leanne for caring about this vulnerable threatened species, and to Alan and Lyn Scrymgeour of Myrtle Mountain for their thoughtfully manufactured release enclosure for the yellow-bellied glider.