Last Saturday, two fast-acting young men from Adelaide, South Australia, saved the life of an unborn wombat.
Dmrenzo Kotze, 21, and Chris Dimasi, 20, spotted a dead wombat on a dirt road. When they went to move the roadkill out of the way, they noticed tiny movements inside the marsupial.
“We could kind of see something moving inside,” Kotze told The Advertiser. “We thought we could see what we could do because (we thought) it could be a baby.”
The men ran home to get a knife. When they returned, Dimasi, who works at an abattoir, performed an emergency caesarean section, cutting the joey out of the mother’s pouch, while Kotze filmed the operation.
Kotze posted the video on Facebook.
Warning: Video shows wombat surgery
The tiny, 247-gram wombat was still alive.
Jane Budich renamed the baby wombat Whisper. She said the young wombatRead More »from Adelaide men perform emergency C-section on dead wombat, save baby