Meet The Townsville Woman Whose Flooded House Has Become A Zoo
On the backseat of Tara Hoffman’s car this morning were five coloured baskets carrying three possums and two bats.
This wildlife rescuer hasn’t stopped since the weekend.
She’s saved hundreds animals -- some seriously sick and injured.
“We’ve received about 327 calls from day one. And it’s still going today,” she said.
“We’ve got possums, birds, bats, a bandicoot, echidnas. Just everything.”
Hoffman's home flooded downstairs.
So she’s shifted some 50 animals upstairs and jokes that her house is a bit of a zoo.
“I swam out to one of the possums in the floods at Rosslea, and she swam to me.
"It was like she said you’re coming to help me.”
The animals are severely dehydrated and stressed and many are suffering infections.
They will be treated with antibiotics with the hope that eventually they will be released back to where they were found.
That’s Hoffman's favourite part.