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Jenny
1418693.  Mon Sep 19, 2022 4:07 pm Reply with quote

Found on Facebook today - putting it here, not in the (as yet unstarted) research threads because I haven't checked it, but if it's true I love it.

Not only do wombats have square poo, they have an armoured butt.

When pursued by predators a wombat will run back to its den and plug the entrance with its butt. A wombat's butt is covered in thick cartilage, which is quite scratch and bite resistant, and most wombat predators can't get through it.

If a predator manages to stick its snout into a wombat's den, the wombat will use its powerful back legs and its padded butt to crush the predator to death - i.e. it literally twerks predators to death.

 
Bondee
1418702.  Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:25 am Reply with quote

What's the best way to do an impression of Victor Meldrew?

a) Don't.
b) Leave it!

 
CB27
1418721.  Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:38 am Reply with quote

https://youtu.be/vAuDDj4Erpk

 
POLARIS183
1418994.  Mon Sep 26, 2022 1:01 pm Reply with quote

Quote:
I haven't checked it, but if it's true I love it.

Happy to say it is true, if this Washington Post article is anything to go by!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/10/06/wombats-have-buns-of-steel-and-they-might-literally-be-deadly/

 

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