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July 30, 2013

Wombat Jan 13Regular followers of this blog may recall the January post showing graphic pictures of this Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus) mother with her young appearing in various poses at the entrance of her pouch (click HERE to view). We have seen the mother around her regular territory several times since then, serving as our living lawnmower. But she’s always been alone, and we were beginning to think she had lost the young one. However, the other day we looked out the window and there she was with a chubby youngster at heel.
Wombat with young 2Wombat with young


Many wombats are not as sleek and healthy as this pair and suffer, often terribly, from mange. A method of treating mange in wombats has been developed for cases where the infestation has not progressed beyond the point of recovery. Rick and Claire, keen participants in the Focus on Fauna survey program in 2011 and now enthusiastic wildlife carers, have organised a free information day in Yea on Sunday 1st September. Click on  mange_day_flyer to see details of the day.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Stewart Hart permalink
    October 13, 2014 10:23 am

    We have a resident wombat under our house doing a bit of damage. How can we encourage him to find a new “house” ? He is rarely seen but you can see where he has been! If we close the access door he just digs a huge hole in the garden under the barge board.

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