The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Saturday 13 June 1931, page 3 MYSTERY

Resembles

ANIMAL
Large
are

Wombat

Zoologists of
near

a

is

a

the
fur.

Today. SYDNEY, puzzled about the identity animal killed on a property strange Goulburn. Local opinion is that it although the ekin of huge wombat, is coarse and this animal wombat
a

possessed
Officials

thick coat

of eoft, silver-grey

Museum say re description the ways sembles that of a native bear, but its size be reconciled with that of a koala. cannot Two the estate of on days ago axemen startled to Mr. C. Hardy Johnstone were the animal them from see rushing toward creek. It was killed by a blow from a
at

the Australian

that in

some

an

axe.

Tailless, and about the size of a collie dojr. it had a head resembling a pig, and short, fat legs. Mr. A. C. Minehin (director Zoological Gardens) said that may
may

of Adelaide

the animal
a

have been
have been wombat. a

an
a

abnormal
crass

wombat,

between

h or koala

and

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