How to make a simple wombat gate
We have been using our wombat gates to help prevent wombats
to position them on an existing wombat path, where they are already going through. Here are 2 gates made from found items around the property. One is a simple wired starpost gate, the other is welded. You will have to experiment with the weight of the gate: ours are about 4 kg and wallabies do not go through them, and they are too small for kangaroos.
The gate consists of:
– U-frame: starposts wired together at top or pipes welded together. After you have hammered it into position and IF you are going to strain the fence, you will need a wire just below ground level to stop the gate legs from pulling apart. We have shown this wire on the photos below.
– Hinge to swing gate: this can be eye bolts into top of wood or just extend metal strapping we have used to hold old wooden fencing together.
– Wire: for placing in front of gate to prevent wombats, wallabies etc digging under.
– Wooden fencing: old swan timber to give it weight, about 4 kg stops wallabies, lambs etc getting through.
Install wire in front of gate if it’s much wider than gate & about 60mm deep. Peg down and cover.