I had to go search far for this thread!
We have at least one bushbaby in the yard - having seen only one at any one time, and not often, only a couple of times. And seldom hear them as well.
Here's where they stay, which we unfortunately have to start taking down.
From the one side:
The other side:
That mess has become so heavy that it is pulling the one tree down, lifting the paving and soon the stoep as well, since that's where the roots are. If it falls it takes the wall between us and the neighbour. So I started cutting it down as can be seen in the first photo. Saturday neighbour had some workers with chainsaws in there on his side to trim down that side as well. That probably had something to do with it as well.
This evening, having picked the kids up after chess at school, arriving at the front gate, I saw something funny next to the road - thought it was a bird's wing flapping. Told my boy to see what it is. "It's a bushbaby!" he shouted.
Brought him to me, I took the car in, kept the dog away that wanted to get at him (he always does...
) and went in. Wrapped him warm and put him in an empty bird cage. Phone Gerhard Verdoorn - the only person that I can immediately think of that can help. He gives me a a couple of pointers and a vet's name in Pretoria. Try my luck and phone him. They're already closed but he's still there and speaks to me, telling me what to do - hopefully that will help.
When we picked him (actually, now that I think of it, I didn't even look whether it is a boy or a girl!) up he was sort of in a stupor.
As he got warmer he sorta came alive and very attentive, looking around and at every movement.
It seems as if something may be wrong with his back legs as he's not moving them yet. Doc says that can also be caused by dehydration, stress, cold ec. So now I'm giving him some rooibos with honey in every hour.
Here's to hoping he'll make it through the night.
I'm not interested in giving him to one of these "care" centres if I can prevent that at all - I want him to be released, not become a pet or be kept for breeding!
Once he's recovered I'll release him back into the garden again, at the same time building him a little house or something as per Gerhard.