Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wombats: Close Encounters!

How cute is this little guy?

He is one of hundreds of wombats that run wild on Maria Island, Tasmania.

Maria Island is a National Park off the East Coast of Tasmania and you can arrange a guided tour of the island to uncover its history and meet its amazing inhabitants.

Close encounters with the wildlife are numerous on Maria Island.

Wombats generally don't come out during the heat of the day, so late afternoons /early evenings are the best time to go wombat spotting. You can generally get pretty close to them as they have trouble seeing you until you're pretty much on top of them.

When they do see you, they sometimes stand really still and pretend that you can't see them!

You've got to love them!

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