Lunchtime Quickie: What Is This?! (And Can I Have One Just For One Day?)

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Wombat
2
It's a Ginger.
3
yup, wombat. @1 wins.
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I was going to say a rabbit, but good one @2 haha!
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capybara!
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Not just a wombat but a Common Wombat, not to be confused with either the Southern or Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat -- the latter of which is one of the most endangered species in the world, just a hundred or so individuals left, which may not be enough to maintain sufficient genetic diversity to survive (another reason why "Sasquatch" is bullshit). Wombats are delightful; they're called "the hobbits of the bush", and live most of their lives in holes. I can't even imagine how great it would be to rub noses with one, and scratch his belly.

If you're looking for a fascinating few hours, you should read James Woodford's "The Secret Life of Wombats", if you can find it. The ebook is on Amazon and Google.
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Clearly one of those giant radiation-mutated Iranian rats that Charles has been warning us about.
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@1 may be "correct", but I think @2 wins.
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Fnarf, you rock.
10
Chupacabra!

This video shows why none of the victims puts up a fight until it's too late.
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Handsome example of a ginger cub.....
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Even if I (Australian) did not recognise a wombat when I saw one (I do) I'd still recognise that this was filmed in Australia. That sparse bird cry can mean only one place in the world.
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FNARF! Where'd you get that "hobbits of the bush" description? I'll check out the book. Thought I know something about wombats. Sheesh, compared to you, I got nothin'!
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They make cubular poops!
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A people munching marsupial.
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A well balanced daily sex life should always include a healthy serving of ginger stud with an accent
17
Forget sloths, this is my new favorite.
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Pretty sure that's a velociraptor, but it needs a haircut.
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Totes adorbs, as the kids say.

Hah, I knew hot ginger wasn't muttering endearments in 'Strine--he's Austrian!

And who doesn't love nice tummy rubs?! Not my kitty, not me!
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@13, I read the book, that's how. I'm a little obsessed with marsupials and their neighbors the monotremes (platypuses and echidnas). Wombats aren't even my favorite; my spirit animal (land division) is the Tassie Devil, though if I had to pick one to cuddle it would probably be a sugarglider or a bilby.
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You can try to out-cute the wombat, Rob!, but it ain't workin'.
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@20 I love the Kakapo. Such amazing birds. Basically flightless parrots from New Zealand and critically endangered.
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Only modesty prevents me uploading a pic of my own furry belly, @22.
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Without clicking, I guessed koala. I knew it was a wombat maybe 2 secs in with the sound off. So I guess I was close?
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@23, oh my lordie! I've never seen those before. "Ground parrot", indeed, with a big droopy schnozz and everything.

I haven't really explored the fauna of the Kiwis; I've only ventured to Oz. I've seen a Wedge-Tailed Eagle in the wild, though, and my favorite the Kookaburra in a zoo, along with many others, including some great Honeyeaters, Lyrebirds, Lorikeets, and the freakish Bellbirds, or Bell Miners, that make an unearthly loud PING sound that sounds like someone clinking a wine bottle, only really loud. So many wonderful birds in Australia.
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They're cute as joeys, but just wait until Douglas turns into a 140lb unstoppable smelly tank.
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The hot dog factory video after the wombat ...wonderful.