Norton #1

Bandicoot

Surf Beach, Australia

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All week I had been planning to go to Sydney to a reptile show, but this morning for some reason I changed my mind. My wife and I decided to go and visit friends who had recently moved into a new house. This took us in the opposite direction. At about fifteen kilometers away from home we came upon the dead body of a female wombat which had been hit by a car. On inspection we found she had a “joey” in the pouch. I always carry a disection kit in the car as generally it is necessary to cut the mothers pouch in order to extracate the baby (some joeys come into care with broken limbs when people pull them out of the pouch). As I was cutting the pouch open, a vintage motor cycle came past on a Sunday run, hence the baby wombats name of Norton. He weighs 300gms. It’s early days but with feeds every three hours and lots of love and care he should be able to live as a free wombat in the bush in about two years.
Never did get to visit our friends, maybe next week!!
Will post more pix soon.

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