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andy21 396171 101 wombat either
wombat
this little critter was photographed by my sister last year it seams he was on the look for some food.
only time you see thses during the day is when food is scarce! like last year:-)
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Is this a cross breed between a dog and a rabbit ?? It looks funny to me...:-P

What kind of animal is a wombat ? is it closer to rabbits or rats ? I guess none of both, Australia and NZ have some pretty unique wildlife due to its isolated location ;-)
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No Renze, it is a native animal that lives in the wild. It lives in a burrow in the ground actually. It is a mammal (suckles it's young) as well.

Can be destructive things too (strong, sharp claws for digging & they eat alot of grass, can cause alot of damage in pasture).
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id like to call them a furry pig with sharp claws and teeth.
they are a problem here because they burrow in our cropping area and can damage machines if your not paying attention.;-)
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A grazier here told me years ago that a adult wombat (or badger as they are known by the bushmen) will eat as much grass as a sheep, so in large numbers, they can soon do considerable damage to pastures & fodder crops.
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i agree one eats at least that much a pair will bare off up to 1 acre of crop
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What do you do when the wombats makes to much damage? How big are they?
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if we can get at them with a front end loader...... then the obvious happens to their burrows.
they stand 30-40 cm high, 60 long and weigh anything up to 25-30kg (adult).
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Oh, thats bigger than the one on the picture seems to be, that one more looks like our hare or a rabbit, 5 kg's....
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that one is very young;-) they are a very solid animal!
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Can do alot of damage if you run into one on the road at night with your car; solid as a rock!!
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