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The wombat who swam too far

We read about an amazing rescue last month and it only highlights how our extreme weather can seriously affect our wildlife.

Two fishermen were fishing on a lake in Tasmania when they found a wombat swimming 250 meters off shore!

Thankfully they managed to rescue the wombat and return him to dry land. The wombat was fine and waddled back in to the bush but it was thought he went for a swim to cool off – surprisingly wombats are quite good swimmers (but a 250 meter ‘dip’ is stretching it!).

You can read about the rescue and see photos here.

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