Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sad Looking Marsupial

This is a Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat.  Despite their despondent appearance they are known as highly social wombats, residing in groups of 6 to 10 in a single burrow system.  The burrow system is critical to their survival.  According to wikipedia:
"To avoid predators, it runs into its burrow.  If followed, it can crush the predator against the tunnel wall using its backside."
Sounds awesome.

Mmmm, native grasses. 

Hullo! We're being social!

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