Crashed Bandicoot

A farmer in western Australia found a little something extra: a baby bandicoot, blissfully buried among the duck eggs. “I went to check on the eggs and a little bandicoot had made its way underneath,” the farmer reported. “The mother duck hasn’t taken offence to the little fella.” Even after the eggs hatched, the bandicoot stuck around.


Submishoned by Andrew Y. Full story, more photos at the Mandurah Mail.

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20 thoughts on “Crashed Bandicoot

  1. Gigi_the cat lady February 8, 2016 / 2:56 pm

    I can hear the Sesame Street song in my head … One of these thing is not like the other … LOL!

  2. myiglets February 8, 2016 / 3:02 pm

    The fluffiness!! It looks better than a cake!

  3. Starfish February 8, 2016 / 3:06 pm

    Those baby ducks look so soft. I bet one day they’ll teach little ‘coot how to spin and foil mad scientists’ evil plans.

  4. TinaK February 8, 2016 / 3:08 pm

    Just last week I was wondering why bandicoots (particularly ring-tailed bandicoots) don’t come up more often. Cute, but even more fun to say. Right up there with wombat…

    • Haha February 8, 2016 / 3:41 pm

      Bandicoot, Bandicoot,
      Oh Bandi, Bandi, Bandi.
      Bandicoot, Bandicoot,
      Oh Bandi, Bandi, Bandi.
      Bandicoot, Bandicoot,
      Oh Bandi, Bandi, Bandi.
      Bandicoot, POP

      (my apologies to the Chordettes)

      • Deb February 8, 2016 / 3:53 pm

        Aah, reminds me of the Marmoset Song from the old ranch!

      • TinaK February 8, 2016 / 4:38 pm

        They’re not the only ones who deserve an apology for that! 😉

        • Haha February 8, 2016 / 4:48 pm

          I am free with my gift of the ear worm.

  5. Julie February 8, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Interspecies Snorgling at its best!

  6. Luv Bunny February 8, 2016 / 3:37 pm

    First, I had to google what a bandicoot was & then saw how cute is was. I should have known it would be cute since it was from Australia. The bandicoot couldn’t have picked a softer nest (baby ducklings) in which to snuggle among.

  7. mayitaazul February 8, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    Quote from the original article:

    “I wasn’t that surprised, I’ve seen a lot of strange things in nature over my time,” he said.

    “I’ve seen a kangaroo fornicate with an emu; I’ve seen an eagle fly down and pick up a snake then drop it and then fly back down to get it.”

    Well, Um, ok……

    • Clairdelune February 8, 2016 / 4:44 pm

      That was one seriously mixed up kangaroo!!! I wonder if the emu had any objections.

      • Smartypants February 8, 2016 / 5:21 pm

        They took ‘interspecies snorgling’ to a whole new level!

        • tara February 8, 2016 / 7:35 pm

          Yay! I was hoping someone else caught that – and Smartypants! whole new level. snort – ha!

    • Saffron February 9, 2016 / 9:47 am

      His life is so very different from mine….. 🙂

  8. Clairdelune February 8, 2016 / 4:47 pm

    Nothing cuter than a fluffy yellow duckling – well, on the par with a fuzzy little kitten. But the bandicoot is right up there also, especially a tiny one, sleeping away in his very own live down blanket. Smart fellow.

  9. murkle46 February 8, 2016 / 4:54 pm

  10. amyliz February 8, 2016 / 6:24 pm

    Ducklings + baby bandicoot= all kinds of cute! ☺

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