At the Wombat Proving Grounds

Here on the off-road test track, we put wombats through their paces: acceleration, cornering, braking, drift, rollover tests, and of course, binkies. It’s all to ensure that every wombat is Built Wombat Tough!

Saturday arvo s***’s and giggles with Ollie β™‘

Posted by Wombat Awareness Organisation on Saturday, November 28, 2015

Posted to Facebook by the Wombat Awareness Organisation in Australia. Spotted by Teho, yay!

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19 thoughts on “At the Wombat Proving Grounds

  1. AuntieM1996 December 1, 2015 / 11:08 am

    Two Teho sightings in two days? Life. Is. Good. Blessings to NTMTOM and Teho!

    • Teho December 2, 2015 / 10:15 am

      It’s not like I’m trying to hide…

  2. Blue Fairy December 1, 2015 / 12:03 pm

    It’s like old times all those years ago, but something seems to be missing? Hmmm OTTERS maybe?

    • Teho December 2, 2015 / 10:16 am

      Wombats AND otters? BEST MASHUP EVARRR

  3. Stephanie December 1, 2015 / 12:33 pm

    Wombats are just fantastic creatures. I love the rollover.

  4. Beemoused December 1, 2015 / 12:38 pm

    Yippee!! Wombats!!!! It just keeps getting better!

  5. birdcage December 1, 2015 / 1:08 pm

    I’m continuing in my lobbying efforts to have this delightful creature renamed. I’ve just never been convinced that the name “Wombat” does it justice. We can keep the Wombat name and just assign it to some lizard or toad …. or even to an actual BAT ….. and then we are free to call these roly-poly darlings something more suiting like BUMPKINs or FLURRYCUTIEs or something. I’m open to suggestions.

    • Mikeyfur December 1, 2015 / 3:17 pm

      Birdcage, I respectfully disagree. I love the name Wombat. It’s part of their charm for me. And I like saying “walloping wombats.” Walloping bumpkins just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

      • Not That Mike The Other Mike December 1, 2015 / 3:21 pm

        However, “walloping bumpkins” does sound like a nice Victorian-era expletive…

        • Kristin December 1, 2015 / 9:00 pm

          Walloping Bumpkins is now my go-to phrase!!!!

          • Teho December 2, 2015 / 10:19 am

            I may have to start a band now.

  6. Amy December 1, 2015 / 1:12 pm

    Oh, mah dawg! That video makes me extraordinarily happy. What a happy blorp. πŸ˜€

  7. Phred's Mom December 1, 2015 / 1:30 pm

    Love the roly-poly wackiness. Is this normal
    wombat behavior or is it a mating dance (ha!)?
    I don’t see the other cutie doing this. BTW, the
    name “wombat” is goofy enough for me.

  8. Kristin December 1, 2015 / 2:00 pm

    Rolling, prancing wombat just skyrocketed to the top of my Christmas list. πŸ™‚

  9. Michelle P December 1, 2015 / 3:23 pm

    I had no idea they’re so wacky! The roll-over had me chocking back some mashed potatoes lest I spray my computer monitor at work. πŸ™‚

  10. fkaWaldenPond December 1, 2015 / 7:50 pm

    Notice the classic execution of ‘Never too busy for an itch.’ at the end there.

  11. Teho December 2, 2015 / 10:18 am

    Our *dog* acts like this. Maybe Sophie is part wombat? I really need to get that gene screening scheduled…

  12. 6rabbits December 3, 2015 / 7:17 am

    Are wombats related to buns?! He even did a “bunny roll” in addition to binkies! Never before seen this adorable behavior in wombats. BTW, I love saying “wombat” and I think the name fits themπŸ˜„

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