Sugar glider rescued by residents after being found motionless near Camden Haven River

IN RECOVERY: The rescued glider in Camden Haven. Photo: Katie Sharp.

IN RECOVERY: The rescued glider in Camden Haven. Photo: Katie Sharp.

A sugar glider has been rescued in the Camden Haven after being found motionless on the road at a popular boat ramp.

The juvenile nocturnal gliding possum was found by local residents on Monday, October 4 before being taken into care by FAWNA (For Australian Wildlife Needing Aid).

FAWNA possum and glider coordinator, carer Jill Eagleton said the young male will now make a full recover under the watchful eye of the licensed volunteer wildlife rescue and rehabilitation group.

"The couple were surprised to find the young sugar glider on Monday while going for a walk near the Camden Haven River boat ramp at Kew," she said.

"They saw a glider in the middle of the road and approached but found it wasn't moving, which is quite unusual. It may have fallen and been in shock at the time.

"They brought him in and we weighed him at about 50 grams, which is usually the size when they start leaving the nest to forage for themselves."

IN RECOVERY: The rescued glider in Camden Haven. Photo: Jill Eagleton/Supplied.

IN RECOVERY: The rescued glider in Camden Haven. Photo: Jill Eagleton/Supplied.

Mrs Eagleton said the glider had not sustained any injuries and may have failed its first attempt at flying before striking the ground.

"We think it's gotten lost from the nest but he's in care now and doing well. He's probably taken his first glide but didn't make it,"she said.

"He'll be in care until he's an adult over the next few months and then be released. Sugar gliders usually only come out at night and they are quite common in the area."

Report wildlife incidents to the FAWNA wildlife rescue hotline on 6581 4141.