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Wombat / KoalaVombatus ursinus

Wombat at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby

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Vombatus ursinus at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 17 Sep 2018
Vombatus ursinus at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 17 Sep 2018

Identification history

Wombat / Koala Vombatus ursinus 19 Sep 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Wombat / Koala Vombatus ursinus 17 Sep 2018 roymcd

Author's notes

These are two different photos of two different scats. Walking along the ridge I casually counted six different scat piles on rocks. One pile could be a coincidence, but six piles seems very suspicious of wombat scat to me. Maybe there's a hardy survivor hiding on Isaacs's Ridge? -that would be quite a scoop!

3 comments

Mike wrote:
   19 Sep 2018
I saw a hole in the fence and tried to follow the track around the hill but lost it in the dry ground and rabbit warrens. There was a dead wombat at Long Gully Road a couple of weeks ago but fhese are fresh scats.
roymcd wrote:
   19 Sep 2018
Thanks Mike, any thoughts on whether this is a sneaky long term resident, or a new coloniser???
Mike wrote:
   19 Sep 2018
I don't know if this is old or new, but it seems to be an extension of range. There are reports of a wombat near the top of Long Gully Road (where I found the dead one) and I think there is a burrow further down the hill. Wikipedia gives their range as 23 ha but it is a long climb up to the top of the ridge. Maybe there isn't much food around.

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Desmodium brachypodum (Large tick-trefoil) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 31 Jan 2016

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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