Michelle Jones Subheading
Michelle from GG Wildlife Rescue is a passionate conservationist who, along with her wife, runs and finances her own animal hospital in Geraldton, 24 hours a day… 7 days a week! From venomous snake removal to native wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, she’s been rescuing animals in the mid-west for over 14 years, with over 30+ years of experience under her belt.
“I have the degree of life, and nature is my religion. I live and breathe what I do every day, from rescuing enormous venomous snakes that could kill me, to hand feeding crocodiles and being available for wildlife that needs rescuing, 24/7.”
– Michelle Jones.
We love what we do every day here at Liquor Barons, and just like Michelle lives and breathes wildlife conservation, we live and breathe providing you with the best service, products and experience we can offer.
Q & A with Michelle
What makes you an Independent Spirit?
I run and finance GG Wildlife animal hospital with my supportive wife, and I spend 24/7 being available for people who need me to rescue wildlife, such as snakes bigger than me that could kill me, to a croc that could take my arm off if I was an idiot. I do research with Steve Irwin’s family, catching crocs with them every year…everything I do and how I live my life is interesting; every day is different.
I started rescuing wildlife as a child on the street, mostly dogs and reptiles, and self-taught myself. I have ADHD so spending my day with all kinds of animals around me makes me happy. I love spending time with my kangaroo joeys and I quad bike around the grounds with my birds flying with me.
What do you love about Western Australia?
I love the fauna, flora, unique locals and everything in between. We have beautiful ecological biodiversity; WA is unique in its size, people, and everything about it. You can drive for 6-7 hours and be in a remote location, head down to a beautiful beach and not see any other bugger but yourself.
Tell us a fun fact about you.
I was a champion Scottish dancer as a kid.
What’s the wildest thing that’s ever happened to you?
3 years ago, we had a venomous snake in our dingo enclosure. It was a King Brown, which has enough venom to knock 12 people down and it was nearly 6 feet… so bigger than me! I had to move it, and as I did, it wrapped itself around the snake bag, so I had to let go and re-grab it mid-air, and just narrowly missed it biting me. It was pretty insane. Even after all that, I still sometimes feel more comfortable with snakes and animals than I do with people.
What is something you live by?
I have a degree in life, and nature is my religion.