Maxi the Common Brushtail Possum - 11th August 2012
Found: In his dead mother's pouch on the side of a Landsborough road after being hit by a car late at night.
Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by the concerned motorist who found him.
Veterinary Assessment: Late night triage nurse Amie noted that little Maxi was quite active and moving well, though there were grazes all over his body and a nasty wound to his head
Treatment: Nurse Aime immediately administered Maxi with pain relief and fed him a joey formula. The following day Dr Amber anaesthestised Maxi and stitched his head wound closed.
Future: Maxi is now with a local wildlife carer, where he will remain until he is old enough to be released back into the wild.
AZWH Statistic: Over 413 patients admitted so far in 2012 were hit by a car!
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