Wombats

I know what you are thinking, OH no, she hasn’t has she.  Well NO I haven’t and yes we have only just got the car back from the kangaroo incident, but today on the way out to the shopping we spotted a potential driving hazard just yards from the side of the track.  Well technically it is a road, but we won’t cover that bit.  However, the road is a self limiting road at that point; in other words trying to do anything other than about 5kph is impossible even in a 4 wheel drive (or more accurately an all wheel drive (AWD) which is what our vehicle actually is).  So what do they look like?

Have you spotted it?
Have you spotted it?
Wombats... they are not a good thing to hit apparently
Wombats… they are not a good thing to hit apparently

Yep, it’s hiding.  Actually it stayed out long enough for us to really see it well. And it was there on the way home as well, out in the same spot.

So how do we know it is not the same wombat that I saw one on of my first night’s here?  Well, wombats only have an territory of around 18 acres and given that this one is almost at our post box (yes we do have one) that is 4km or 2½ miles away, we have to assume that this is a different wombat.  They also have loads of different holes (and tunnels) to their dens.  Apparently they have an extensive network of tunnels, with many entrances to their various dens.   Wombats are also nocturnal, so we have no idea why we got to see this particular one twice in daylight.  It wasn’t as though the second time was even around dawn/dust.  First time around we saw it around 8am, 2 hours from dawn.  Second time around was closer to 1pm!

So what else has happened.  Well we had a really nice sunset (as they go around here because there is a mountain in the way) last night.  I managed to get out and get some photos.  There’s a surprise for you!

The sunset last night
The sunset last night
The detail in the sunset last night
The detail in the sunset last night
Sunset
Sunset

 Told you it wasn’t a bad one!

2 thoughts on “Wombats”

    1. Thanks, Mum. Sunsets don’t stay around very long around here. You really have to have your wits about you and the camera read to hand otherwise you miss them completely. You literally see them go in front of you!

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