Illawarra Newsroom

Variety of native wildlife caught on camera in Jerrara

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Night vision cameras set up by WIRES Illawarra and Kiama Council have captured the wide variety of wildlife that live at the Jerrara Arboretum as part of a program to assess and treat wombats for skin infections.

Council said they've spent this year assessing and treating wombats for mange as part of a wider program to eradicate the threat of the disease in local wombat populations.

The cameras captured possums and wallabies poking around wombat burrows along with native rats and bandicoots.

There were a couple of rare visitors as well with a noisy pitta which is an elusive rainforest floor dwelling bird and a juvenile yellow-tail black cockatoo spotted near the burrows.

Images: Destination Kiama and Kiama Municipal Council