A roadkill survivor……….

A driver on his way back from the Vaal on Sunday pm unavoidably hit a Black-shouldered Kite. Seeing that it had somehow gone through the grille, but was still alive, he drove on slowly so as not to overheat the bird. In Joburg he met Porsche roadside rescue people and FreeMe volunteer Jax who couldn’t remove the bird but treated it for shock and popped in a couple of mice for overnight. On Monday am the car was jacked up and the whole front section removed – apparently the only way to get to the radiator – and the bird was rescued and taken to FreeMe, where it is stressed but otherwise uninjured!

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About wendy collinson

Originally hailing from the UK, Wendy gained her Bachelor of Education in 1990, and spent 15 years teaching Physical Education in London to high school students. She moved to South Africa in 2005, beginning work as a research assistant with large carnivores, working on research projects initiated by the Endangered Wildlife Trust. Wendy’s education background has stood her in good stead as a tour guide, since she believes in an interactive approach, engaging guests in specialist carnivore research tours. In addition to her research and tours, Wendy is also the main organiser of the aptly named “BIKE4BEASTS” mountain bike race, organised annually to raise funds for the Endangered Wildlife Trust (www.bike4beast.coza) Wendy is a field worker with the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife and Transport Programme. She recently completed her Master’s degree at Rhodes University, Grahamstown South Africa, which examined the impacts of roads on South African wildlife.
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