A kangaroo has required emergency first aid by wildlife rescuers after it got its head stuck in a bucket on Sunday, August 25.
FAWNA NSW president Meredith Ryan said volunteers were called to the unusual situation at Pembrooke.
They suspected the two litre container might have had water in it.
Ms Ryan said it was vital the rescuers acted quickly, to save the young male kangaroo and prevent it from succumbing to myopathy, a disease of muscle tissue.
"The first option of corralling the roo against a fence didn't work," she said.
"Plan B involved quietly tracking and using a rope lasso with some positive but gentle force, to restrain the animal while the container was removed."
Ms Ryan said the second option 'worked a treat' and the kangaroo was freed.
Due to the dry conditions experienced on the mid north coast, FAWNA's secretary, Andrew Ryan said water in safe containers can help wildlife battle the spell.
The wildlife group does not advocate leaving feed out for wildlife and Ms Ryan is urging the public to properly dispose of rubbish.
For assistance to help an animal, please call FAWNA's rescue hotline on 6581 4141.
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