As you may have read earlier on my posts my son and his family were evacuated from their camp site during the recent bushfires. They had seven of their children, their dogs, cats and birds with them and made it home safely with nothing left behind.
Recently they returned to the general area to see the aftermath of where they’d been camping and they came across this huge wombat. Scott approached carefully but the poor creature was so ill it didn’t move. Scott’s wife dribbled water across the wombat’s nose and it drank slowly from the drips. They realised the poor thing was no danger to them so Scott picked it up and drove it to the nearest vet, it turned out that there was a baby in the pouch and surprisingly it was alive. The vet rang a wildlife carer and the wombat was collected to be cared for until it was re-hydrated and a satisfactory release area was found for it.
My son is looking a bit surprised or maybe the weight of the wombat was becoming a bit heavy. I think they said it was about 40kg.