Woman bitten by wombat at Qld wildlife park

A WOMAN has been rushed to hospital after being bitten by a wombat at a wildlife park in Woombye on the Sunshine Coast.

The 46-year-old is believed to have been in a petting area of the park when she was bitten on the calf by the animal just before 10.30am on Monday.

Queensland Ambulance Sunshine Coast Senior Operations Supervisor Mark Fisher said the woman was treated at the scene by paramedics for a “fairly deep bite”.


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She was then taken to the Sunshine Coast Hospital for further treatment.

Mr Fisher confirmed the woman was transported in a stable condition.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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