After four hours on the scene, a wallaby has been rescued from a mine shaft in Invermay.
It took a combined effort from the CFA, SES and Wildlife Victoria to free the trapped wallaby who had fallen down the four metre deep shaft.
The wallaby was initially found by a local prospector who came across it while searching the area with his metal detector.
Wildlife Victoria was eventually able to sedate the wallaby and transported him to the Hepburn Veterinary Clinic.
Manfred Zabinskas and his partner Helen Round from Five Freedoms Animal Rescue spear-headed the medical and care efforts.
“He was fairly compromised,” said Mr Zabinskas.
“We need to have a better look and see what are the main concerns.”
Animals falling down mine shafts is unfortunately not uncommon, with Ballarat CFA rescuing Ned the dog from the same area after he was trapped down an eight Metre shaft in August.
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