VOLUNTEER... Wombat Awareness Organisation volunteer Courtney White at Port Hughes, where wombat burrows were filled in. VOLUNTEER... Wombat Awareness Organisation volunteer Courtney White at Port Hughes, where wombat burrows were filled in.

Digging in to rescue buried wombats

WOMBAT Awareness Organi­sa­tion volunteers have tried to rescue animals thought to have been intentionally buried alive at Port Hughes.

A local resident who often walks her dog through the area noticed the active burrows had been filled in, and the dirt on top compacted, and contacted the organisation.

Founder Brigitte Stevens drove to Port Hughes where her team dug to find the openings of the burrows and give the wombats a chance at survival.

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