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    Canberra woman thought she would die in wombat attack.

    A Canberra woman feared she would die after being attacked by a wombat while walking her dogs in Canberra.
    Kerry Evans was left with more than 20 bites and lacerations across her body after being set upon by what she initially thought was a "large boulder" on Monday night in Banks, Canberra's most southern suburb.
    She approached the wombat with her dogs, Murphy and Pirate, and only realised what it was once it was too late.


    The wombat charged one of her dogs and in the commotion, Mrs Evans became tangled in the two leads and was knocked to the ground.
    That's when the wombat turned its attention to her.

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    How awful . I wonder if something was wrong with the wombat to have been out in the open and vulnerable? I sure hope this lady recovers.

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    It was probably scared but it sure knew how to defend itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    It was probably scared but it sure knew how to defend itself.
    For sure! They have long, sharp, dangerous claws (similar to badgers we have here), and sharp teeth. I'm glad this lady and her dogs survived this attack. If the other people hadn't happened along, I think it could have had a very different (worse) outcome.

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    I always thought wombats were fairly placid but I guess some are not.

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    Gautam Trivedi ‏@Gotham3 8h8 hours ago

    World's oldest & biggest wombat weighs 40 kilograms & turns 31 years old today. Happy birthday Patrick.




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    Wowza!! That is one big boy!!

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    I had no idea they could get that big! Yikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykittysmama [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Gautam Trivedi ‏@Gotham3 8h8 hours ago

    World's oldest & biggest wombat weighs 40 kilograms & turns 31 years old today. Happy birthday Patrick.





    OMG, 40 kilograms is 88 pounds, wow, I had to look up kilograms! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by byo [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    I had no idea they could get that big! Yikes.
    Me, either!!!!

    Nice to see you, byo !

    Quote Originally Posted by Aubrey [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    OMG, 40 kilograms is 88 pounds, wow, I had to look up kilograms! lol
    Lol, at first I thought the pic was taken at an angle that exaggerated the wombat's size...guess not !

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    He sure is huge..Happy Birthday Patrick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryjane [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Me, either!!!!

    Nice to see you, byo !


    Lol, at first I thought the pic was taken at an angle that exaggerated the wombat's size...guess not !
    The picture does looked photo shopped...lol but Patrick really is that big. He looks so cuddly.
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    They are cute. I wonder if the one that attacked was sick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissWasabi [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    They are cute. I wonder if the one that attacked was sick?
    He may have been sick or just felt cornered and cranky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
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    Thank you for the link to Patrick's FB page. He sure is cute and friendly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Love the video, he is a big old spoiled baby...lol
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