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July 1, 2015 11:36 PM   Subscribe

 
"What's a wombat for?"
"You play wom with it."
*wom*
*wom*
*wom*
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 11:48 PM on July 1, 2015 [4 favorites]


Pls provide links where I can get two or three of these ASAP. My life is bleakly womless.
posted by bibliowench at 11:59 PM on July 1, 2015 [1 favorite]


He's so shiny! If that's a baby, though, I wonder how big they get...
posted by Sheydem-tants at 12:19 AM on July 2, 2015


this big (warning: spead-eagle wombat)
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:39 AM on July 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


(wombats previously on MeFi... remember October 22nd is World Wombat Day)
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:41 AM on July 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ADORBS
posted by PinkMoose at 12:44 AM on July 2, 2015


Life is good.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 12:54 AM on July 2, 2015


remember October 22nd is World Wombat Day


AND YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE THAT DAY IS TOO
posted by louche mustachio at 1:04 AM on July 2, 2015


... the feast day of Aaron the Illustrious, also known as Aaron of the Nuts?
posted by Joe in Australia at 1:13 AM on July 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


Standard pattern for this sort of thing:
Me: Google, can I have a pet wombat?
Google: Sure, if you want a pet that pees on your furniture and bites off your face when it gets annoyed (not literally but I paraphrase).

Damn you, nature.
posted by rongorongo at 1:29 AM on July 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


Me: Google, can I have a pet wombat?
Google: Sure, if you want a pet that pees on your furniture and bites off your face when it gets annoyed (not literally but I paraphrase).


And then, once you have let him back into the wild, he returns and digs up your foundations and floorboards to get back into the cuddly house with soft couches because human homes are the best burrows evah!
posted by Thella at 1:39 AM on July 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


When I was a kid, I stayed at a farm near a family that had a pet (rescued?) wombat.

Fact 1: they are amazingly heavy. It's like, if you've had a heavy dog lie on your lap? It's concentrated essence of heavy dog in a package that just reaches across your thighs.

Fact 2: they have armored bottoms, which is a pretty neat idea.

Fact 3: they really, really, really like digging. Really like it. The kid at the farmhouse had (what in retrospect was an amazingly dangerous) fort system made up of wombat burrows, probably about forty meters of it in total.
posted by Joe in Australia at 1:54 AM on July 2, 2015 [7 favorites]


Wombats are very important. They have things to do.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 2:25 AM on July 2, 2015 [10 favorites]


I have a friend that bought a house and property that had been used as a wombat orphanage. If she doesn't close all the doors, one of the recent graduates has been known to try to join her in bed. Apparently, they don't smell too good.
posted by kjs4 at 3:34 AM on July 2, 2015 [4 favorites]


According to this website they smell very well indeed, but their eyesight is poor. Your friend probably smells like a wombat, accounting for their confusion.
posted by Joe in Australia at 4:51 AM on July 2, 2015 [5 favorites]


I used to bullseye romprats in my T-16 back home.
posted by echocollate at 6:03 AM on July 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


I watched it with the sound off - does it make adorable wuffling noises? It looks like it might make adorable wuffling noises.
posted by dismas at 6:23 AM on July 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


Vertical videos anger me.
posted by Fleebnork at 6:26 AM on July 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


This was adorable! I loved it!

If you have not read the book Diary of a Wombat which I shared with a bunch of kids when I was elementary school librarianing, I highly recommend it. It is an excellent read. The wombat is lovely if capricious.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 6:50 AM on July 2, 2015 [6 favorites]


Yes I do smell very nice and my eyesight has been declining a little. I have a baby w0mbat and she likes to romp on the couch. Thanks for your interest.
posted by w0mbat at 7:32 AM on July 2, 2015 [14 favorites]


Hello piggy-dog!
posted by griphus at 7:34 AM on July 2, 2015


Standard pattern for this sort of thing:
Me: Google, can I have a pet wombat?
Google: Sure, if you want a pet that pees on your furniture and bites off your face when it gets annoyed


Surely we can implement a domestication program for creatures this adorable.
posted by dis_integration at 7:41 AM on July 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


Surely we can implement a domestication program for creatures this adorable.

They're like bodybuilder guinea pigs.
posted by ostro at 8:39 AM on July 2, 2015 [3 favorites]


Nature's lil' bowling balls.
posted by griphus at 8:51 AM on July 2, 2015


Surely we can implement a domestication program for creatures this adorable.
Sure! Just see how well that approach to things worked out for Mark.
posted by rongorongo at 8:56 AM on July 2, 2015


Sure! Just see how well that approach to things worked out for Mark

I was thinking more along the lines of Belyaev's fox breeding program. But I also want a pet polar bear.
posted by dis_integration at 9:06 AM on July 2, 2015


I watched it with the sound off - does it make adorable wuffling noises? It looks like it might make adorable wuffling noises.

I'm happy to inform you that, based on the link dis integration posted, there is indeed ample wufflage to be had here.
posted by FelliniBlank at 11:21 AM on July 2, 2015


My favorite book when I was a kid was Wombat Stew, about a Very Clever Dingo who catches a wombat and decides to make Wombat Stew, but is thwarted by other interesting and equally Clever Australian Fauna like the Emu and Koala who suggest the dingo put things like Slugs and Bugs and Creepy Crawlies into the stew, which make it unpalatable, so the Wombat escapes.

Anyway, my dad did a great job reading it to me, and subsequently became a wombat fan. I was delighted to introduce him to Glen the Wombat at the Columbus Zoo, a young wombat who likes lying on his back and nibbling delicately on hay. He will like this wombat video, too.
posted by ChuraChura at 6:12 AM on July 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


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