WILD: 16/09/2017 – Wincle, Peak District, Derbyshire

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Place Category: Wallaby SurveyPlace Tags: Wallaby, Wincle, and Peak District

  • Report: The Roaches…

    It’s Looking as though the Wallabies haven’t all gone after all!!

    Annie Arrowsmith saw one and took a picture on 16th Sept 2017. This is what she wrote in an email…
    Hi. We stayed at the wild boar in Wincle on Friday and Saturday night. On Saturday morning I took my dog for a walk whilst my husband and friend went out for the day. As I approached Wincle church I noticed a creature in some long grass. The creature was still and my instinct was that it was a wallaby. I didn’t see it move and when I walked past about 10 mins later it was gone… I attach the two photos I took of it. What do you think???

    Then……Hi. We went Australia last year so saw lots of roos n wallabies. I am almost certain that it was one. I am so annoyed that I didn’t wait and see it move. I didn’t realise that so few have been seen in the area. Of course you are welcome to put something on the website. I’ve been reading it today and feel privileged to of seen one. It looked really well and just kept looking at me from the long grass. Let’s hope there are some more sightings…

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    More Good News

    Sue Bates saw what certainly appears to be a Wallaby between Shaw Bottom and Hazelbarrow on 26 Apr 2015. Below is her email.

    Hello there.

    My name is Sue Bates. I have just returned home from a super day’s walking around the Roaches. At about 11am I looked across a field and in the far corner, about 100 metres away, (grid ref SK 0138 6359), I saw a round, smooth, fury grey/brown mammal bottom disappearing between some rocks. It was not a dog, fox, deer or cat. I did think it was a wallaby as its gait was not even but more lollopy(?). I had heard many years ago that there were wallabies somewhere in the Peak District but was not certain of where or if they are still roaming free. When I saw your reports of recent sighting I felt I must let you know what I saw today. Whilst I have no photographs and did not see the animals complete body I am quite confident that it was indeed a wallaby.


    Sue Bates


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