Neat feat of Nature

It’s unusual critters time.

Wombat tracks at Sparrow Hill, Kowen Forest, Canberra.

Wombat tracks at Sparrow Hill, Kowen Forest, Canberra.

True, wombats aren’t that unusual. But we don’t know anyone who has actually seen one at Sparrow Hill.
We know they’re there, all right. We often see what they leave to let us know what they think of people on metal and rubber monsters carousing around their countryside.
In 10 years of bush-bashing and building tracks at Sparrow, we’ve never encountered such strange footprints. So it took a quick visit to Google to match them up.
We’ve seen plenty of foxes, hares, rabbits, echidnas, snakes, various models of lizard, insect, spider, bird and dog; centipedes, scorpions, a few pigs, cows and bulls, and the odd strange animal on a bike, but never a wombat.
These tracks were found in the sand alongside a fire-road not far from the top gate.
To cap off this unusual critters piece, we had a report recently that a rider, whilst fixing a flat, saw a deer come briefly into view, a rack of antlers and all. There are six types of deer roaming Australia, and this one didn’t wait around to be identified.

If you see anything unusual while visiting Sparrow, whip out your phone camera and let’s see it.