Wombat poo: the shocking truth

Every evening, if we get home from work in time, we watch The Chase on ITV 2.  The quizmaster asks contestants a question, then offers them the choice of three answers and not much time to choose between them.  Just  now, as I was upstairs getting changed, I heard a whoop of triumph from the kitchen.  “There was a question on wombats, and I nailed it” says Julie.

“Tell me more,” I respond.

“Well, the question was, ‘what’s unusual about wombat droppings?’ and I had a choice of (a) they’re a delicacy, (b) they’re pink, or (c) they’re cube-shaped.  And of course, I said they’re cube-shaped.”

Is it any wonder that wombats usually wear a pained expression and walk with a limp?  And isn’t good to know that a university education and a subscription to the BBC Wildlife Magazine pays such handsome dividends?

If we are lucky enough to see some wombat poo in Tassie I promise to get Julie to take a photo so I can post it on this blog.  Until then, here’s a cute photo of the King Of Cubes, courtesy of Creative Commons.  Look carefully at the image and you can just see his eyes are watering.  No surprise there, I reckon.

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PHOTO CREDIT: By Julian Berry (http://www.flickr.com/photos/julianjb/463699422/) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

Author: Platypus Man

"Platypus" is a red herring: I'm English, although my blogging career began in my record of a 2016 road trip to Tasmania. Other blogs followed covering road trips in Newfoundland (2017), the Yellowstone area of the USA (2018) and New Zealand (2019). My current project is "Now I'm 64" , a weekly blog covering UK travel and wildlife, along with bits of history, social commentary and moans about the injustice of aging. I can guarantee a few laughs, and also the occasional rant. Some of it's even quite well written!

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