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A hunter leaves his weapons to save koalas in Australia’s bushfires

The bushfires in Australia have already killed hundreds of thousands of animals which managed to raise awareness of a man that changed from being a hunter to a saviour.

The world is living one of the worst natural disasters of humankind and it’s ending the lives of too many animals. The bushfires in Australia have expanded to such a magnitude that now they seem to be impossible to control.

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However, in these difficult times many people finally started to be aware of how big damage all this disaster is causing and the damage it’s making to the animals taking some of them to the level of being added to the list of endangered species. Patrick Boyle, 22, a hunter, decided to dump his weapons and become a saviour of the koalas and other animals in danger due to the Australia’s bushfires.

Patrick Boyle has saved “eight or nine” koala from burned Victorian bushland so far and expects to come across more in need of help in the coming days.

The story was shared in Facebook and became viral instantly. It all started when the hunter was walking around the eucalyptus forrest of Mallacoota, East Gippsland, and saw a terrible and painful sight which raised his awareness about hunting animals.

The man saw a poor burnt koala desperately looking for water. That painful view moved the hunter to the levels that without doubting he ran and offered the suffering animal some water he had on him. This was what triggered the change in his life.

Realising that, like this little koala, many other animals were heavily hurt in the Australian bushfires, he started to help more animals and taking them to the animal support centres to get them medical attention.

I instantly found a burned koala that I took straight back to the wildlife shelter. It was actually remarkable how quickly I found koalas.” said Boyle. “I’ve found eight or nine so far that have been rescued. I found over 10 that were dead and about another five that are alive and healthy for the time being.

“The place is rammed with koalas and other wildlife all through their lounge and back garden. They have very little resources, so any help that people can give is great.

To give people a sense of what we’re dealing with, we’re expecting hot weather in the coming days and the shelter is right by a gully. This puts the shelter under threat so we are currently moving all of the animals to a temporary location now to ensure their safety tomorrow [Saturday].

“I’m a hunter – I’m one of the last people that others would expect to help these animals.

Farmers, hunters and workers are the ones out there actually taking action right now.

You can find the full donations details to the Mallacoota wildlife shelter on its Facebook page. The official Mallacoota fires support fund can be found here.

Source: stuff.co.nz

Meelis Paloson
Author: Meelis Paloson

I'm the Founder of Petinder. An Estonian guy living in Barcelona since the summer of 2004 and enjoying every single day of my life. I'm a big animal lover and a proud co-owner (with my partner) of a cat called Gael.

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Written by Meelis Paloson

I'm the Founder of Petinder. An Estonian guy living in Barcelona since the summer of 2004 and enjoying every single day of my life. I'm a big animal lover and a proud co-owner (with my partner) of a cat called Gael.

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