Survival of swamp wallaby joey brings joy to clinic staff

ABOVE: The rescued swamp wallaby at Evans Head Vet Clinic.

Susanna Freymark

Vet nurse Amanda Hayward treated a little swamp wallaby at the Evans Head Vet Clinic today, Monday, February 6.

The joey was brought into the clinic after her mum was hit by a car, Amanda said.

The wallaby was found down Gap Rd, south of Woodburn, by a member of the public.

“We checked her over and gave her subcut (under the skin) fluids as she was dehydrated,” Amanda said.

“She has now gone into care with Northern Rivers Wildlife carers.”

Amanda urged drivers to stop and check if they hit a kangaroo or if they see one on the side of the road.

“There may be a baby that needs your help,” she said.

It’s not everyday a swamp wallaby is in the Evans Head clinic.

“We do see joeys every now and then, so not unusual. But not something we see every week. This one brought smiles as she was viable and not injured,” Amanda said.

Amanda Hayward with the joey. Photos: Contributed
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