Fishing on Woods Lake in Tasmania, Craig Wilson and his stepfather thought it was going to be a nice, relaxing day on the water. That’s when they noticed something in the distance. At first thought it appeared that it might be a platypus or a duck-like creature just swimming around. As they got closer, they realized it was something entirely different…something drowning, and desperately in need of their help.
More than 800 feet offshore, the men found a wombat struggling to stay afloat.
“If we weren’t there in the lake he would have drowned for sure, the way the wind was blowing, he would not have been able to make it back to shore,” Mr. Wilson told The Advocate.
— smh.com.au (@smh) November 30, 2015