Sunday, July 15, 2007


Today on Wild Kingdom, I learned that wombats are under siege. Under Siege! Apparently they dig tunnels, sometimes in pasture land, and the owners of the horses/cattle/sheep get all huffy about it. Get a grip, Aussie pasture owners! The wombats were here first!

In fact, one of the kinds of wombat, the excellently named Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat, is critically endangered. There are only like 90 of them left.

This is a baby wombat in a hat. An "embattled wombat" according to Wild Kingdom. So get off his case. He's fricking embattled.

I enjoyed watching a group of "wombat crusaders" (Wild Kingdom's words, not mine) catching Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombats at night for a study. Three rather round crusaders and one skinny one. Guess which ones stayed in the truck and which one went chasing after wombats with a butterfly net a total of 24 times?

Yeah, the skinny one.

Wild Kingdom. Exciting. Wombat rich. And crusading. Catch it.

1 comment:

DT said...

wombat crusaders is the new name of my christian alt. rock band.