The last of the wombat's scats are deposited shortly before it approaches the burrow where it will spend the following day. This may be as early as midnight in winter, especially if the wombat has been out and about since
mid-afternoon, or after sunrise in milder weather, but generally a wombat has made its way to the chosen burrow before the sun is up.
Pausing only briefly in the entrance to sample the air in the burrow, and sometimes giving itself a vigorous shake to rid the coat of any rain or dew it may have gathered, with a final sway of its broad rump it disappears into the dark tunnel (Figure 5.17).
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