Baby wombat, Ted, the latest recruit for Monaro Police District

Edwina Mason 20 July 2020 11
Senior Constable Tori Murray holding Ted the wombat at Queanbeyan Police Station.

Ted the wombat is the latest recruit at Queanbeyan Police Station. He was rescued by Senior Constable Tori Murray after his mother was stuck and killed by a car in June. Photo: NSW Police.

There’s a new furry recruit patrolling the halls at Queanbeyan Police Station.

Monaro Police District’s Senior Constable Tori Murray took in orphaned bare-nosed wombat Ted after his mother was struck and killed by a car in late June 2020.

Since then, eight-month-old Ted, a lively little guy, has been a regular fixture at the station, often found taking a nap in his portable bed under Senior Constable Murray’s desk or curiously following other officers around.

Ted will remain in Senior Constable Murray’s care for at least another year until he is old enough to be returned to his natural habitat.

For the past five years, Senior Constable Murray has volunteered with Wildcare to help rescue, care for and rehabilitate injured native animals across the Monaro region.

Monaro Police District’s Inspector Charles Hutchins said all the officers have taken to Ted and enjoy having him at the police station.

“The care that all of our officers are showing Ted is definitely the same care we provide to the community,” he said.

“Here at Monaro Police District, we take our jobs very seriously and part of that is providing an excellent level of customer service.”

Inspector Hutchins said that, unfortunately, crashes involving animals regularly occur on our roads and urged drivers to keep an eye out for them while travelling.

“With school holidays and everyone travelling along the highway, we encourage people to be aware of your surroundings, which may include our native wildlife,” he said.

“If you see an animal near the road, we encourage you to slow down, if possible, exercise caution and drive to the conditions so that way we’ll show some kindness to the animals by the roads.”

Original Article published by Edwina Mason on About Regional.

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11 Responses to Baby wombat, Ted, the latest recruit for Monaro Police District
Sally Quartermaine Sally Quartermaine 5:39 pm 29 Nov 20

Good to see you still loving the creatures and stopping to care for any injured wildlife😉

Ann Costelloe Ann Costelloe 10:23 pm 17 Jul 20

Ted is so cute. Saw him on the news. What a wonderful thing for the Queanbeyan Police to do.

Toni Cooper Toni Cooper 9:37 pm 15 Jul 20

Carli EM cute hey?

Barry Finch Barry Finch 4:11 pm 15 Jul 20

How old does Senior Constable Tori Murray have to be before he can be returned to his natural habitat?

    Bec Quinn Bec Quinn 8:11 am 16 Jul 20

    Barry Finch Ted the wombat will be around two years old when he is released.

Carita Konrad Carita Konrad 3:04 pm 15 Jul 20

Well done Queanbeyan Police Station and Senior Constable Murray. It is great to get some good news stories for a change amongst all the COVID-19 news. 🥰 🐾 👮‍♂️

Kathy Schneider Kathy Schneider 2:48 pm 15 Jul 20

Is the station getting advice about the correct marsupial food brands?

    Melissa Pearce Melissa Pearce 6:37 pm 15 Jul 20

    Kathy Schneider the wombat is under the care of a licensed wildlife carer who happens to also be a police officer. So he is getting the correct marsupial milk replacement he needs.

    Kathy Schneider Kathy Schneider 6:57 pm 15 Jul 20

    Melissa Pearce That’s great!

Luke Ashe Luke Ashe 12:07 pm 15 Jul 20

Ah, I see the antifa spy is doing well

Therese Maree Therese Maree 10:49 pm 14 Jul 20

This is such a lovely story! 💛

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