This is Australia's Second Wettest Wombat, And He Really Wants To Come Inside

05/01/2016 4:20 PM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
Janine Kelliher Facebook

Before you ask, Australia's wettest wombat was pulled out of a lake in Central Tasmania late last year, 300 metres from shore, and is probably still drying off and wondering what the wombatty heck he was doing.

Australia's second wettest wombat is this woeful, waddling, winsome, wiserable fellow here. Let's call him the puddle-headed wombat.

wet wombat

Please let me in. I just want one little bowl of Wom-Bix.

The puddle-headed wombat was wandering around a property on the south coast of New South Wales feeling rather aggrieved about two days of very heavy rain which has made life pretty lousy for everyone.

South coast resident Janine Kelliher took to Facebook to post pics of the muddy marsupial and said it definitely wanted to come inside her family home, and would likely have done so if she hadn't shut the door.

wet wombat

Off you go mate, and take your fat arse with you.

Why he didn't wait the deluge out in his burrow is unclear -- although wombats often make their homes on or near riverbanks, so as you can see from this photo of Janine Kelliher's property, it's quite possible he was flooded out.

wet wombat

Poor old wombat's burrow is up the creek

Up to 150mm of rain has now fallen in 48 hours in the Moruya region of New South Wales where Mrs Kelliher lives. That's more than double the amount that has fallen further north in Sydney, where day three of the third Test between Australia and the West Indies was offically abandoned.

Your humble correspondent didn't have much to do today in the SCG media box, which is why he's writing about wombats instead of cricket bats.

Anyway, stay dry out there, people. And if you've got a spare burrow, there's a hairy-nosed guy down on the south coast who'd like to hear from you.

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