The wanton killing of 10 wombats at the weekend reflects our fear of the bush along with our fundamental ignorance about this particular marsupial

This weekend’s hideous killing of 10 wombats at a large and popular public campground, in the back-country behind Nowra on the NSW south coast, reflects a primal Australian fear of the outback combined with a fundamental national misconception about one of our favourite marsupials.

There has a been a national outpouring of rage on social media following the incident because it was essentially, and if the alleged facts are correct, a case of Ruth Park’s Muddle-headed Wombat meets Wolf Creek.

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Source: Guardian Environment