Lucky BT given sec­ond chance by driver

Meet BT the joey, pic­tured here try­ing to eat a jacket. He was found by his dead mother’s side on the edge of a Pil­bara high­way last week. Thanks to a car­ing and ob­ser­vant lo­cal bread de­liv­ery driver, BT is now in the hands of Pil­bara Wildlife Car­ers for

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Tom Zaun­mayr

A joey or­phaned af­ter its mum was struck by a ve­hi­cle on the North West Coastal High­way has been res­cued by a lo­cal bak­ery.

BT’s Bak­ery de­liv­ery driver Noel Wright found the baby kan­ga­roo 10km south of Whim Creek, on the way back from his Port Hed­land de­liv­ery run.

“I pulled over be­cause I thought the mum was still alive and might need to be helped or put out of her mis­ery,” he said. “That is when I saw this lit­tle guy just stand­ing there next to his mum on the side of the road.

“It was a bit of a shame be­cause a lot of peo­ple would have driven past be­fore I stopped to help.”

The joey tagged along for the bread de­liv­ery at Wool­worth’s in Wick­ham be­fore com­ing back to the BT’s Bak­ery de­pot.

He has now been taken to Pil­bara Wildlife Car­ers in Dampier.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

BT, the or­phan joey found near Whim Creek.

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