A wombat made itself at home in Longford in December and for weeks has been exploring the neighbourhood near Back Creek, but finally a solution has been reached to relocate it for its safety.
For several weeks it has gotten up to some mischief along Herberts Road, Hobhouse Street and Burghley Street by entering into peoples' homes, pooing on their lawn and stealing pet food.
It appears to have been hand-raised and released into the wild without proper rehabilitation, and residents want it relocated for its safety.
Earlier this month the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment recommended residents lock their cat flaps and add blood and bone to their gardens to deter the marsupial.
However, a department spokesperson said a trap had since been set where the wombat had been spotted and in a position able to be checked by a landowner.
As it's a protected species, a permit is required to take or possess the species.
They said the friendly wombat would be returned to the wild and released to a suitable location if it was healthy and developing, if it was not alternative care options would be looked at.
"The wombat's behaviour has suggested that it is very used to humans," they said.
"Translocation of animals that are habituated in this way may result in very poor outcomes for the animal, for this reason we have sought appropriate alternatives.
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"Given that the behaviour has continued, and potential release sites that provides the best environment for the wombat have been identified, we have sought to trap the wombat."
Tasmanian Wildlife Rehabilitation Council president Oma Rodger offered to take it in and other wildlife organisations have offered to rehabilitate it and re-release it elsewhere.
Once Longford residents began to notice it they became concerned it may be hit by a car during the night or attacked by a residents pet.
To help their case in proving its presence they tried taking photos of it during its nightly adventures but a high quality image was not captured.
However, a resident's security cameras caught the wombat roaming their Burghley Street property in the early hours of Saturday morning.
At about 4.45am it was spotted making itself at home in their gazebo for a few minutes and strolling around their property unfazed.