And let me hug this creature.
#Australia #I should Be afraid #but #D’awwww
no nonono. Be not afraid of the wombat. They are awesome. They’re like groundhogs, if groundhogs were furry tanks. The claws are for digging, and they’re complete herbivores.
Unlike most australian wildlife they don’t fart fire or shoot spines or turn into velociraptors as a protective measure, they just have this HUGE backside of solid bone. Seriously. When a predator threatens their burrow they just crouch down face-first and when said predator tries to get over that gigantic bony arse to feast on sweet wombat face they just STAND UP and crush that fucker against the roof. You also do not want to hit one with your car. It’s like running over a fucking boulder. I’ve seen wombat strikes destroy the entire undercarriage of a car, rip out the sump, fuck up the axles and destroy the suspension and the goddamn wombat just walked off. Forget that “deer destroyed my front end” shit, a wombat will give you a complete write-off. (This is also why you get the fuck out of their way if you see one running towards you. You do not want to get hit by that bastard).
But they generally just wander around like comically shaped foot-rests, eating roots and enjoying the night air. They can run, but don’t like to, and generally could not give two shits about humans because who cares about two-legs when you have an arse that can destroy utes. And they poop rectangles.
Wombat. I want to hug the crap out of it.
^^^ it is in fact the crazy bone-plated butt that causes them to shit cubes. Wombats are awesome.
GIVE. IT. TO. ME.
I pet a wombat when I visited Australia!! It just sat there, bein’ a wombat.