Submitted by Name: Caroline Gorner From: Traveller E-mail: Contact
Comments: I really enjoyed reading your website, i got the link through carol lander, will now keep popping back for reference and updates.
Admin reply: Hi Caroline,
Really pleased that you enjoy FCW! I've placed you on my email update list, so when ever there is an update to the site you'll be told!
cheers for now Linda
Added: May 21, 2011
Submitted by Name: carmen boehnke From: adelaide E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hi Annne, I'm a big fan of yours, having heard your talks at the Wildlife and Wombat Conferences. I love your website and the amount of information that you so freely present. I was wondering if you could help me regarding a brush tail possum I have hand reared and is now 18 months old. She is under the care of a vet and has had two courses of antibiotics, namely baytril and clavulox, tympany for bloat and a dose of painkiller and anti inflammatory. She ate a rose bud yesterday, her first substantial food for two weeks. Her ears are still floppy but most noticeably blood shot and very purple and she still doesn't move out of her box. What would this be a symtom of and can we do more? Thank you, and thank you for your passion of wildlife. Best wishes. Carmen
Admin reply: Hello Carmen
I have forwarded your post to Dr Anne Fowler who should get back to you soon. May I suggest in the meantime that you offer your possum some milk replacer (Biolac or Wombaroo are the best options) mixed with a small squirt of Nutrigel. Compromised critters (adults) can be offered milk if they refuse or are too sick to eat solids and the Nutrigel is chock full of great vitamins and minerals - it also stimulates the appetite.
BTW, this site isn't Anne's, it's mine. I'm lucky enought to have Dr Anne as a regular contributor.
cheers for now Linda Fourth Crossing Wildlife
Added: May 14, 2011
Submitted by Name: patricia yarrington From: central coast nsw E-mail: Contact
here is the link to the petition - http://www.gopetition.com/petition/43515.html
cheers for now
Linda Fourth Crossing Wildlife
Added: March 3, 2011
Submitted by Name: Maraika From: Heathcote, Vic E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hi Linda. Was interested in your comment on the Australian Owlet Nightjar that it could be mistaken for a sugar glider. That is exactly what we thought it was or even a ringtail as it was some way up the tree in the ringtail nesting box. It seems though that these birds are not usually found in our area. Yet we have also seen their gorgeous white babies, prob. no more than a day old, when checking the Possum boxes. So they are obviously quite at home here om Central Victoria.
Admin reply: Hey there Maraika,
The comparison to a glider is not my own - it comes from The Mammals of Australia. It is quite right though, isn't it! Very similar little faces.
cheers for now Linda Fourth Crossing Wildlife
Added: February 14, 2011
Submitted by Name: Rhonda Lark From: South Morang E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hi, I am already closely linked to your cause, as I am the babysitter for Steve and Liz, so I get to see the gorgeous little critters up close. I cannot understand how people can be so heartless in the treatment or should I say Mis treatment of our native animals. Keep up the good work!
Admin reply: Thanks Rhonda!
Have fun babysitting!!
cheers Linda Fourth Crossing Wildlife
Added: February 1, 2011
Submitted by Name: Sabina Weilbier From: Bonbeach, Victoria E-mail: Contact
Comments: Spent a good couple of hours reading your wonderful website and enjoyed it tremendously, even the stories that moved me deeply like "Poor Possum" and "Eddie's Story". I've added your website to my Favourites so that I can read more stories later, and as a reference site in case I need the short-term emergency care info.
I agree with you 100% that there MUST be a greater focus on preserving habitat. Local Councils could do a lot more to preserve green spaces. Also, they could reward people who plant/maintain native flora and keep large and/or numerous trees by giving them a discount on their land rates. At present, there is no incentive for individuals to see their land as part of the environment and become actively involved in creating usable habitat.
Please accept my deepest admiration and heartfelt thanks for the excellent work you and your partner do for native wildlife, including public education.
Admin reply: Hello Sabrina
Thank you so very much for your lovely comments. I do appreciate them immensely.
I think you've got a great idea there about councils giving incentives to landowners. I think I might draft a letter suggesting it and send it out too all my contacts so they can forward it to their councils. Good idea - thankis!
I will add you to my FCW updates email list so that every time I update the site you'll know.
kind regards Linda
Added: January 27, 2011
Submitted by Name: Raymond Cole From: Ipswich Qld E-mail: Contact
Comments: Enjoyed reading your website tonight well done keep up the great work
Admin reply: Hello Raymond
Welcome to Fourth Crossing Wildlife! I'm so pleased that you have enjoyed the site.
Thank you once again for being a true wildlife warrior and saving the Eastern Grey joey from the floods. You are a true hero!