WIRES Central West is calling on residents to use wildlife-friendly fruit tree netting after 14 threatened grey-headed flying foxes were rescued recently.
“This year has seen an increase in calls for animals trapped in fruit tree netting also,” WIRES volunteer Louise Krieger said.
The most recent call for help was from a family who had netted their trees before going away for three days.
On return, they discovered 14 grey-headed flying foxes caught in the netting.
Vaccinated WIRES rescuers attended and found one of the flying foxes already dead.
Only vaccinated and trained people should handle the flying foxes.
For help with native animals call WIRES on 1300 094 737.