Wombat.

Tammy M. Anderson Student 4/23/2013 12:51:42 PM

Great capture, John. Good to see it alive too. How big are these animals? #1525280

Lynn M. Whitt 4/23/2013 12:59:36 PM

Great capture of this cute little fellow. #10664595

Tiia Vissak 4/23/2013 1:08:19 PM

a cool capture! #10664615

Stan Kwasniowski 4/23/2013 1:21:39 PM

John, I agree #10664645

Claudia Kuhn 4/23/2013 1:30:53 PM

Aww... glad that you found him. I've never seen one, alive or dead! #10664673

Gord MacEachern 4/23/2013 1:39:24 PM

Very interesting capture John, I have heard of these animals, but never seen one before. #10664687

Bobby Ray Goodman 4/23/2013 1:53:52 PM

Hi John,That is animal I've never seen at the Phx zoo.I don't think have one.Excellent capture my friend.I'll send you some our hot weather!!! #10664700

Katherine Kuhn 4/23/2013 2:48:08 PM

Awesome little guy, John! I've read about these, but have never seen one before! #10664774

Marijana Fajgl 4/23/2013 2:53:26 PM

I have never seen it before, John! Great find and capture. #10664786

Colette M. Metcalf 4/23/2013 3:09:51 PM

So glad you found this little one, John!! Great capture of him!!! #10664815

Michelle Alton 4/23/2013 5:00:13 PM

Looks like a big, cuddly MOUSE (with pouch, of course). #10664963

Barbara Waldoch 4/23/2013 5:17:22 PM

He is a cutie, John! #10664992

Carol L. Fowler 4/23/2013 5:31:12 PM

I knew the word, but have never seen a wombat! Cute! #10665030

Wm Nosal 4/23/2013 7:15:04 PM

Wonderful Capture John!
Found A Possum Trapped In The Garbage Bin Last Year
Tipped It Over And Was Gone Later :) #10665117

Terry Cervi 4/23/2013 7:56:38 PM

A terrific shot of this little guy, John! I've never seen one either. #10665172

Phyllis A. Houghton 4/23/2013 9:22:06 PM

We held one when we were in Cairns. We loved the wildlife parks, more relaxed and natural than most zoos. Nice clear image of him, John. Thanks for sharing him. #10665265

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 4/24/2013 12:54:37 AM

He's so beautiful, John. I too love to see live animals. I just wish it wasn't in a zoo.
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Renee Doyle 4/24/2013 1:40:10 AM

Oh he is a cutie!!! Wonderful capture John! #10665428

Nadia Paul 4/24/2013 3:22:47 AM

He's a beauty John - gorgeous capture! #10665483

Joy Rector 4/24/2013 4:08:02 AM

love this shot #10665560

Ray Thoms 4/24/2013 4:24:40 AM

Great capture John...trouble with these type running at night, they often become road kill as you mentioned #10665597

Monnie Ryan 4/24/2013 5:52:30 AM

Good job, John! #10665708

Emile Abbott 4/24/2013 7:40:29 AM

Have not seen one before and thanks for sharing. Glad he is alive. #10665811

Nancy L. Green 4/24/2013 12:44:11 PM

he is one cute little guy!!! VERY well done!!! <>< #10666035

John Connolly 4/24/2013 12:46:06 PM

Thank you all for your kind comments, they are appreciated! #10666038

Tammy Espino 4/24/2013 8:36:50 PM

Cute! #10666532

Martha R. Mazon 4/25/2013 7:18:50 AM

How cool! Well composed to suit his private disposition, John! #10666998

John Connolly 4/25/2013 1:45:43 PM

Thank you Tammy and Martha! #10667357

Chris Ebben 4/26/2013 1:50:21 AM

Must admit, I've only ever seen them in zoos, better than road kill though. I'm with Kiki, pity we only see them in zoos, it's such a shame we don't look after the animals more. Thanks for showing us all=^..^= #10667955

John Connolly 4/26/2013 1:16:33 PM

Thanks Chris, I agree! It is a wonder there are any of them left in Tasmania, they were slautered by the dozens on their country roads! #10668540

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This is a nocturnal Wombat, that I found hiding in its den at the National Aquarium and Zoo in Canberra! It is good to see a live animal, most people only see them as road kill!
Taken at 1/60th f16.0 and ISO-200.

Exif: F Number: 16, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, return light detected, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 58.00 mm, Model: NIKON D90

Uploaded on 4/23/2013 12:41:24 PM

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Camera: Nikon D90 Digital SLR Camera


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