Pockets of Canberra are abundant with Australian wildlife but the beloved wombat can be one of the bush capital's more elusive residents.
Belconnen residents may have been lucky enough to spot one of the furry mammals taking a stroll through Page on Saturday morning.
Jolene Laverty captured a video of a curious wombat covering some ground along Belconnen Way.
Just a wombat, going for a walk down the streets of #Canberra #Belconnen #Australia @RSPCA @canberratimes @2CC @abccanberra (I’ve called #Wildlife rescue, they know about him and say he’s covering a lot of ground!) pic.twitter.com/Uh9fc1S83E— Jolene Laverty (@Jolene_Laverty) January 12, 2018
She said the animal was heading towards St Matthews Primary School about 6.45am.
"He looked really healthy and strong, just a little lost," she said.
"He was determined to get wherever he was going, and wasn't bothered by me much (except to growl when I got too close)."
A number of residents had contacted ACT Wildlife as of Saturday morning.
It appears it's not the first time a wombat has been spotted in the area.
I think he/she pops through Page on occasions. Bit startling when walking the dogs in the morning.— Amanda S (@qodarkness) January 12, 2018
It's not the first seemingly lost animal spotted in Canberra over the past week.
Last weekend a cow was spotted on the edge of Weston Park in Yarralumla. He was later identified as Herb from the nearby Yarralumla Play Station's mini farm.