I was out in East Gippsland again today. I have never seen so many dead wombats on the side of the road until today. Not sure if it’s the time of year – Autumn Equinox – or not, but it is so sad to see so much roadkill.
Hopefully someone stopped and checked to see if there were any youngsters in the pouches after they struck the wombat (if they were female wombats) and contacted the Wildlife Rescue people.
The crows will first take the eyes of the dead parent and then take the baby away if it is small enough.
aaah and i also saw a dead Red Goshawk between Bairnsdale and Stratford. They are so rare. There was a dead rabbit nearby it was probably trying to feed on.
Overall, a bad day for native fauna.