A WRIN phone operator recently had a very interesting call come through on the 24 hour emergency phone hotline. A Cockatoo had become entangled in a kite and stuck at the very top of one of the tallest gum trees at the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens. WRIN rescuer Ian was quick to attend but it soon became apparent that he would need more than a net for this rescue. A call was placed to the Bendigo CFA who very generously offerred their assistance.
WRIN rescuers and the CFA successfully captured the cockatoo and removed the kite string. The cockatoo was released back into the Gardens without injury. A very big thank you to all involved.