Just rescued a joey wombat

Its 11.30 pm, I’m covered in blood from a dead wombat. The question I keep asking myself is how can the person who ran over the animal just leave it to bleed out on the side of the road without checking its pouch? It is -1deg at the present and we have just heated the wheat bag to try and raise the core temp of the joey that was inside the mothers pouch. Young wombats can be difficult to extract from their mothers and tonight I didn’t have my surgical scissors in the car so I had to lift the whole body of the dead wombat into the boot and bring her home in order to cut the pouch. Don’t even know if it’s a boy or a girl yet, just got it into a home made pouch and try to warm it up. As I write this my wife is mixing the formula lets hope all goes well.

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