Wombat Attack Are Wombats Dangerous?

Angry wombat

A wombat can be ferocious and very dangerous if provoked. Being a solidly built animal,with a top speed of over 40kph hour, it can charge at you and knock you over. The force of which could leave you bruised and even cause fractured bones from the fall. The wombat also has sharp claws and teeth that can cause severe puncture wounds and lacerations.

If you are foolish enough to crawl into a wombat burrow, it will defend itself by using its rump to ram your head against the roof of its burrow.

Wombat attacks are extremely rare. The wombat is a shy, docile animal that would rather be left alone. Given the opportunity, it will run away rather than be confrontational. They are wild animals, not pets.