Melon the Green Tree Frog - 4th August 2012
Found: With a broken back leg in a backyard at Deception Bay.
Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital for specialised treatment and care.
Veterinary Assessment: Dr Amber assessed Melon and found quite an obvious fracture to the back right leg. The cause of the injury is unknown, though Melon may have been caught in a door, or run over by a wheelie bin!
Treatment: Melon was too small for a pin or needle to be inserted into the leg, so Dr Amber stitched it to the side of Melon's abdomen instead to stabilise it and form a kind of splint.
Future: Melon is expected to remain in care at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital for about a month while the leg heals, and will eventually be released back into the wild.
AZWH Statistic: Melon is the 18th native frog to be admitted so far this year. Try building a frog pond in your backyard to encourage them around your home!
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