At the Sydney 2000 Olympics, a lot of time, money ($15 million) and effort was put into creating and prompoting the official Olympic mascots, Olly, Syd & Millie. Unfortunately for the organisers a more dinkum alternative mascot was created, fatso the fat-arsed wombat by local comedians Roy and H.G. on there nightly post games comedy wrap up ‘The Dream’. So taken were the public and athletes by fatso that syd and co’s sales plummeted with fatso even appearing on the medal dais with three gold medal winning athletes. Love the Australian Larrikin sense of humour .
This fatso (Vombatus ursinus) was taken near Darby River at Wilsons Prom in the first light of the day.
For more shots from this area check out my Wilsons Promontory gallery.
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