Elsie and Barney – wombats growing up too fast!

Elsie is big – I’ve given up trying to weigh her! Barney is probably around 11 kilos. They live permanently outdoors now – or at least that’s the expectation! Keeping them outside and away from the back door is a challenge! I have to remind them frequently that they are outdoor wombats, preparing for lifeContinue reading “Elsie and Barney – wombats growing up too fast!”

The day in the life of a carer….

Have you ever wondered what it’s really like being a wildlife carer? Is it all cuddles, love and joy – every minute of every day? Well, let me be honest……..it mostly is! But it’s also hard work; soul destroying when an animal doesn’t survive despite our best efforts; exhausting getting up around the clock toContinue reading “The day in the life of a carer….”

A new year!

Rolling into 2021! Elsie the wombat demonstrates her exuberance and love of life! Over Christmas and new year, I continued to have ducklings in care, crimson rosellas and of course Elsie and Barney the wombats! Barney loved helping me care for the wood ducks! Barney even had the opportunity to meet my pet rabbit calledContinue reading “A new year!”

🎄 A little wombat cheer! 🎄 Merry Christmas!

So what is Christmas in Australia like with two boisterous wombats in care? Messy! Noisy! Fun! The wombats find everything, are into everything and destroy everything! But I wouldn’t have it any other way! ❤️ They also go searching for their Christmas presents! Elsie keeps watch… but….Busted! Barney finds his christmas present. Have you heardContinue reading “🎄 A little wombat cheer! 🎄 Merry Christmas!”

12 December 2020 – Elsie turns 1 !

If you read my earlier blog you will know that Elsie came into care at only 3 months old and weighing a mere 120 grams. We weigh all animals when they arrive in care and record their progress to ensure they growing and developing as they should. Based on Elsie’s weight and development when sheContinue reading “12 December 2020 – Elsie turns 1 !”

Lily the wombat – the first one !

Lily was the first wombat that I raised from joey until release back into the wild. You might start thinking that all these wombats (Elsie, Barney and Henry who appear elsewhere in my Blog) are alike but nothing could be further from the truth! Yes, wombats in care demonstrate similar protective behaviors – the running,Continue reading “Lily the wombat – the first one !”

Elsie and Barney star in their own movie!

Sometimes, just for the fun of it… and because I like to fill every minute of my day.. I make silly movies! These movies get posted on social media. There’s a fairly large audience who love them. My viewers then spread the word about these movies and suddenly even more people develop a love ofContinue reading “Elsie and Barney star in their own movie!”

❤️ That’s a whole lot of love! ❤️ Elsie and Barney!

The bond between Elsie and Barney is now very strong! They adore each other! For a while I doubted it would ever happen, but look at them now! Even with all this love, their play is still rough! I’m always amazed that these spirited battles are ‘friendly’ – imagine what a real fight between twoContinue reading “❤️ That’s a whole lot of love! ❤️ Elsie and Barney!”

Wrestle mania

Playtime between Elsie and Barney is rough at times but it’s all in good fun! With every bite, head bump and chase they are learning how to defend themselves and survive in the wild when they are eventually released. Elsie likes to win! She’s bigger and stronger than Barney and although Barney often instigates theContinue reading “Wrestle mania”