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Wombat / KoalaVombatus ursinus

Bare-nosed Wombat at Towamba, NSW

Vombatus ursinus at Towamba, NSW - 9 Jul 2017

Identification history

Wombat / Koala Vombatus ursinus 10 Jul 2017 JackieMilesUltra Reporter - JackieMiles has reported over 500 sightings!
Wombat / Koala Vombatus ursinus 9 Jul 2017 DebLewis

4 comments

libbyhMultiple Significant Sightings - libbyh has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - libbyh has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   9 Jul 2017
Oh dear, this one doesn't look well - was it hit by a car do you think?
DebLewis wrote:
   9 Jul 2017
I dont think it was hit by a car, but i agree it does not look well ... just being out at that time of day 😣 ... i was guessing mange ... its quite common apparently 😣
   10 Jul 2017
Yep, that is mange. It does make them get out and about in daylight for some reason. It's pretty common in the region, treatable if you contact WIRES and can be bothered organising to tip some insecticide onto the wombat, usually by arranging some sort of delivery system at their burrow mouth, or at a wombat gate in a fence.
   18 Jul 2017
Danie Ondinea has supplied this information:
"Cydectin is now the approved treatment for mange in wombats and has proved very successful, even with very badly affected animals. Wildlife Rescue South Coast can provide information and support if you want to report manged wombats or if you are willing to help us treat them. Call our 24 hour Hotline 0417 238 921. For more information about mange and wombats, go to mangemanagement.org.au ”

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  • Local Native

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