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Playing with Baby Wombats [slyt | cute | via]
posted by quin (21 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Cute! You are going to need to wash your feet.
posted by Going To Maine at 6:00 AM on January 31, 2014

Now let's see them defend their family from a couple of cobras!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 6:01 AM on January 31, 2014

I've never thought of wombats as being fast before. Maybe they were terrified by the towering HYU-MON pushing on their heads? Those cute fuckers bite, I'd be wary.
posted by h00py at 6:08 AM on January 31, 2014

Also good, the "fatty wombat wants to play" over in the related videos queue.
posted by phunniemee at 6:20 AM on January 31, 2014 [2 favorites]

Also this seems as good a place as any to mention that wombat poop is cube shaped apparently.
posted by phunniemee at 6:30 AM on January 31, 2014 [1 favorite]

Documented evidence. Beware wombat's teeth and bums.
posted by h00py at 6:41 AM on January 31, 2014 [1 favorite]

That's true. That shape makes their poop more stackable. Mmm, brownies!
posted by heyho at 6:41 AM on January 31, 2014

Now I can't help but think that with some really dedicated training, wombats could be the bento box masters of the scat world.
posted by phunniemee at 6:46 AM on January 31, 2014

I already knew about the cube poop. But how is it made into cube shape? That is the question I am afraid to google.

Also aww cute wiggly potato babies!
posted by Mizu at 6:58 AM on January 31, 2014

I just started my day looking at h00py's poop squares.
posted by dog food sugar at 7:27 AM on January 31, 2014

wombat poop is cube shaped

And thus the game of craps was born.
posted by mcstayinskool at 7:48 AM on January 31, 2014 [6 favorites]

Those wombat's are like literally shitting bricks!
posted by srboisvert at 7:55 AM on January 31, 2014 [1 favorite]

Beware the wombat's teeth and bums.

The jaws that bite, the claws that catch
posted by overeducated_alligator at 8:21 AM on January 31, 2014 [2 favorites]

why do they stop and start at the same time like that
it is wonderful
posted by angrycat at 8:27 AM on January 31, 2014

There was a story online somewhere that I haven't been able to find in many years. It was about rehabbing wombats raised in captivity, and especially about how belligerent they get when they reach adolescence. It was called "Night of the Wombat", and now I'm seriously considering doing an askme about it. It made for the most delightful bedtime story ever.
posted by tigrrrlily at 10:07 AM on January 31, 2014

This is the world's most aptly titled post. It is EXACTLY like red light green light. And that's a babywombatbelleh if I ever saw one. Ooohh that'syourbelleh! Ooooh don't you love bellehrubs!
posted by janey47 at 11:10 AM on January 31, 2014

h00py, I didn't want a close up ugh
posted by janey47 at 11:12 AM on January 31, 2014 [1 favorite]

Apparently Steve Irwin was bitten by a wombat once (thus inspiring the Hugo Award Winning Epic). I would dearly love to see a video of this.
posted by Hactar at 11:28 AM on January 31, 2014

There's a really good wombat doco called "Wombats: Bulldozers of the Bush" which is, I think, available on Hulu. And via other sites that I will not link to. It's a little dated but covers the basics very well - I recommend it.
posted by ninazer0 at 2:08 PM on January 31, 2014 [1 favorite]

When I was a kid in Canberra my best friend's parents fostered an abandoned baby wom for a few months. It was literally the cutest thing I'd ever seen, and has so far remained so. Their bums are so hard! Seriously, like rock - they are porcupines/ hedgehogs/ echidnas when they roll up into a ball except they don't have quills just really really hard protective arses. Yet they are so cuddly and love scritches! If I ever move back to Australia I'm going to sign up to be a baby wom foster mum in a second because baby wom bums are seriously the most adorable things you will ever see.
posted by goo at 6:58 PM on January 31, 2014

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