Common Wombat

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Animal: Common Wombat - ('Vombatus ursinus' Tasmanian sub-species 'tasmaniensis')
Location: Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain NP, Tasmania.
Time of Year: February 2007


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Name of collector and date of collection: J.K.M - Feb '07
 
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Animal: Common Wombat - ('Vombatus ursinus' Tasmanian sub-species 'tasmaniensis')
Location: Narawntapu NP, Tasmania.
Time of Year: Spring 2007

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Notes:: J.K.M - '07
 
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I hear these make a great Ham.... no first hand knowledge... but....
 

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Interesting. I know someone that boiled Wombat meat as part of a stew, but even after boiling (I don't recall how long for); the meat was still "very tough". Not something I'm in any hurry to try...
 

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Wombats like to poo ON things.
Its a feature which can be distinguishing. Often when you walk along a track (or through the bush) you will see the scats on top of a small rock or log. As they age and weather, they will appear as a pale, off-white smear on a rock.

The scats are also full of fibre, as you would expect from a herbivore.
 

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I have been busy looking on the ground for scat. Aussie thanks for your input. I haven't seen a wombat around my area yet but they do exist. I better start lifting my eyes from the ground and hopefully one day will spot one.
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Here are some typical wombat scats, all neatly placed "ON" logs, which wombats love to do. They also like rocks and other raised objects to poo on, but there weren’t any rocks around this area.

Whenever you see scats positioned like these, you know there are wombats about. (There were numerous wombat burrows in the area too, and even one with a wombat poking his head out - sorry but no photo of that)

(Apologies for the poor photos, I only had a nasty camera available at the time, but you can see how they have been positioned)
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adding my wombat poos....BUT WHY the raised position?, is it a territorial marker? ive seen some up on high rocks, must be a balancing act for some lol
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these were taken in Gibbergunyah Reserve near Bowral NSW
a LOT of wombat scat and fresh ones on the hike back out
 
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