Ceduna Wombats

Submitted: Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at 00:52
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Hi to everyone.
Just letting you know about my experience over the last 2 weeks.
I was on my way to WA and got into Ceduna for a short stay and did a tour of the Wombat rescue sanctuary.Its run out of the home of a couple,Val and Don who rescue orphaned Wombats and other animals.
They run a tour of their facility at 10.30 every day and runs for about 1 1/2 hours and its very interesting with lots of young wombats and roos.The tour is free but they do rely on donations to survive.
They also rely on volunteers to help with there cause.I was not in a hurry so I offered my help for a few days.Then I found problems with my 4WD so they let me stay on another week while I waited for parts to arrive from Adelaide,so I was happy to help out for another week.These people went out of their way to make me feel welcome while I was broken down and while I helped them out where I could I feel I came out well in front.
So if your passing through Ceduna and you like fury critters it would help them out if you drop in and have a look,they are very passionate about their animals.
Their details can be found at the Ceduna visitors centre.

Regards Bravo Man
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at 09:00

Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at 09:00
Heard an item on rural ABC radio a few weeks back re wombats - their numbers are booming out of control in some parts of western Eyre peninsula - causing havoc for farmers etc. Val and Don might be in a growing business :-o).
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Reply By: Member - IdahOz - Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at 13:29

Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at 13:29
Thanks for a great uplifting story. Will have to check them out.
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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at 15:19

Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at 15:19
Will check it out next time we are in Ceduna, we seem to be there on a regular basis lately. Thanks for the info.



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Reply By: Begaboy - Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at 19:12

Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at 19:12
Our back door neighbours are wombat carers --- only prob is they let some go from there property , they then come over to ours and dig Huge holes - this would be ok if they dug just one -- but they dig MANY holes totally change the area they inhabit - you guys think rabbit holes are a problem - you should try womabt holes ---

The recent floods on our property did get rid of a few of these animals -- I used to think they were cute when i lived up in sydney - but now view them as a pest ..

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Reply By: Roughasguts - Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at 21:47

Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at 21:47
I remember back in 1981 I was contract seeding in Nundroo just up from Ceduna, and drove the Brand new 4480B Tractor and Air seeder near a wombat nest!!! Ouch what a mess that made of the PTO shaft axles and draw bar of the seeder.
Stopped us seeding for a week to get parts in. Bats aren't your friend on the Land.

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Reply By: muffin man - Thursday, May 05, 2011 at 09:00

Thursday, May 05, 2011 at 09:00
Wombats aint the problem. Its us buggers who want to do stuff where they've been doin stuff for years before us.
Anyway it's nice to see there are good folks out there trying to help with their plight.
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