Defend Yourself Wombat
When you look at a wombat, all you can think about is that it’s cute, furry, looks like a stuffed toy and only eats grasses and is defenseless. But the truth is, a wombat is not defenseless at all. Believe it or not the automobile (any kind) is the wombat’s worst nightmare. Wombats are nocturnals and because of this they go out at night and one more thing about wombats is that they have poor eyesight they can’t easily notice or tell if there’s a car or truck up ahead or coming towards their way and they always end up getting ran over, ending up as “roadkill”. In this kind of situation wombats do seem to be defenseless.
But when it comes to humans and other predatory animals trying to eat, hurt or harm them, they have a defense system against these kinds of situations.
Predatory animals that can likely take a wombat are Dingoes and . Most of the time Dingoes or Tasmanian Devils run after the wombat. The wombat will run as fast as it can towards its burrow. Once the wombat is on its way to its burrow there’s a possibility that a dingo or a Tasmanian devil can get a hold of the wombat’s furry back or behind. When this happens the wombat’s defense mechanism is kicking the predator. Wombats’ legs are very powerful and it can deliver 2-legged kicks. The wombat uses it’s both legs at the same time and deliver what people call or refer to as a “donkey kick”. This kick is so powerful that it’s capable of knocking the predator unconscious. And that gives the wombat an ample amount of time to go further inside its burrow. And once inside, the wombat is totally safe.
Humans can do the same thing like how dingoes and Tasmanian devils grab a wombat. To catch a wombat they also grab it by its fur. Once a wombat is attacked like this, the wombat kicks the dirt or sand below it so that the sand or dirt will go inside the human’s eyes, blinding it for a few seconds. And alas, the wombat can make its escape and make a quick dash inside its burrow.
But there are also times when wombats are not being attacked but they feel threatened or they’re about to be attacked. When they feel like this, they’ll be the one to attack first. This is how a wombat attacks a human. First, it’ll run very fast towards the human and as a result because of the wombat’s weight, its main goal is to bawl over or tip over the human. Once the human is down on the ground, the wombat will start using its claws to claw on the human and once the human starts to fight or exert effort to stop the wombat. The wombat will start biting the human with its sharp teeth.
So the best thing to do, if you find yourself near a wombat or encounter a wombat is to find a tree or bushes and go hide behind it and wait patiently until the wombat leaves the place.
That’s why it’s best not to underestimate the wombat’s ability to defend itself.