IT'S census time for Central Queensland's tiny population of northern hairynosed wombats, which live in Epping Forest National Park at Clermont.
Environment Minister Desley Boyle said that unlike an ordinary census, this one would not involve knocking on doors.
"To make sure all the wombats are counted and to ensure it is stress-free for the animal, double-sided sticky tape is placed at burrows.
"Their hairs are captured on the sticky tape.
"Rangers collect the hair ? and the wombat DNA ? and have it tested.