Sunday, 9 September 2012

A sleep would be good I have to say....

I keep saying it and I'll say it again, what the hell is going on this year with wombats, I have no idea. The attacks have increased tenfold and we are just getting in injured adults one after the other. Miss G is still alive and doing well on her antibiotics. Whoever attacked her went to town. Wombats as amazing as they are, one has to always remember what they are capable of in terms of survival. Only the fittest will survive, the others not.

Have also learnt that Daphne did lose her wombat joey. The last photo we have is of it dead in her pouch. This is very unusual for a wombat as they cannot remove the joeys from their pouches. As the joey was a good size, I have no idea how she managed to get rid of the body but I would say it would explain why she has moved burrows. I'm also guessing the joey died of pneumonia but then again, who knows. Very sad but Daphne is at least looking very good otherwise.

Veg turned up last night. After almost what, 4 weeks? Well, she has a cut in her neck, about 20cm long, 5cm deep, like she has been slashed. I knew something was wrong when we didn't see her at the feed station. She is very week so got picked up, into an enclosure, treated immediately, fed and we have to wait and see. The wound is too old to be stitched but also so big, I'm not sure if she is going to be left with a huge hole in her neck and shoulder.

As beautiful as the spring weather is, it means blow flies and this is a huge problem now with injured wombats as the last thing you need is them getting fly blown. At least the wind has died down and the day looks to be a gorgeous one which is good as there is a lot of work to be done outside today. We have to finish another enclosure, sort the wombat studio out for another injured animal, ensure Veg is okay, treat Miss G as well, oh and throw the shopping in for nappies while we're at it *lol*.

But you know what, I wouldn't change it for the world.

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