One Mile Mason
One Mile Mason was rescued from the pouch of his mother Macey who was killed by truck near One Mile Beach in early June 2016.
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One Mile Mason was rescued from the pouch of his mother Macey who was killed by truck near One Mile Beach in early June 2016. Thankfully the truck driver moved her body to the side of the road and contacted us about the accident although he wasn’t aware a joey was involved. Mason weighed just a few hundred grams when Julie Jennings found him. He struggled to feed from syringes at first, taking up to an hour to swallow just 3mls of milk, every 3 hours. Julie has done a marvelous job with him all these months, until he now weighs 1.5kg. There is still a long road ahead but his prospect of survival improves every day now.
Mason has been living in Julie and Guy’s bedroom, first in a tiny pouch in a basket sitting in a laundry trolley, then into a more spacious kindy gym with branches (but still in their bedroom). Now he’s graduated to playing on a gym outside their kitchen, and has had his first try in a big boy’s cage.
Julie’s entire family is involved in Mason’s life and survival which is pretty special since they’ve not long emigrated from England. Her husband and three teenage sons (one named Mason) love seeing this gorgeous joey reach his next stage of development and are sure to miss him when he is weaned and goes into rehab when he is around 2.5kg. They may recognise him if he comes to visit when he is fully rehabilitated as he will be released not far from their home at One Mile.