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Be Aware of Bobtails Crossing

12/12/2017

Local drivers are being asked to be vigilant on the roads as some of our local critters are on the move!

City of Rockingham Mayor, Barry Sammels said that slow-moving bluetongue or bobtail lizards are at risk of being run over: “Bobtails are pretty slow-moving and with the weather heating up now, they enjoy sleeping on warm roads, which puts them at risk of being injured or killed by passing cars.

“Drivers can help protect our native skinks by being vigilant while driving on local roads. If you see a sick or injured bobtail please contact the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions – Wildcare Helpline on 9474 9055.”

The Wildcare Helpline provides a service for the public who find sick or injured native wildlife and are seeking advice on where to find care for the animal.

https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/contact-us/wildcare-helpline

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