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
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.
BT, the orphan joey found near Whim Creek.