posted by rob @ 12:02 PM
that's clearly not a wombat.
Yes, it's obviously a POSSUM, possums.
It looks like a sugar glider.
It is a possum as wombats dont have prehensile paws.
That actually IS a wombat baby
Pic = NOT(Possum)
In my capacity as an Australian, I would like to join the team that says that is NOT a wombat. It IS a possum and PROBABLY a sugar glider at that. Well done everyone.
I'm sure you know that this is actually a possum, b3ta... remember all that crap when it was published in the newsletter? Sigh, when will you learn...
it is a brushy tailed possum... refer to the earlier pic further up the page of the laid back wombat... this bears no resemblance to that...i am an aussie, i should know!!!
Possum.100% Possum.NOT WOMBAT.
possum, but not a sugar glider, more likely a ringtail or even a young brushtail.Definitely not a young wombat
i dont care what it is its cute
It's a bush baby, not a wombat. See the wombat picture near the top? Not the same.
Totally, totally a possum - we have them in NZ too.Cute now, but wait till he's a few years older, crawling with TB, with a scream like a banshee and claws like Freddy Krueger. *shudder*
I've grown up with these little critters taking residence in my roof. There is no question about it. Possum through and through, brush tail, sugar glider...whatever, it's still a possum. You can now find them on the menu at some exclusive Aussie resturants along with kangaroo, croc and emu...Wombats haven't made the al la carte yet!
No shark, no bridge and not even a helicopter!Definately. Not. Real.
yeah no thats not a wombat baby.. wombat babys looks just like wombats just smaller.. wombats are stocky and have large plates of bones above their back to stop predetors attacking them so they jam the heads between the walls and their back... that possum surely wouldnt be able to do that!...but im sure you knew that already hehehe... but great site anyway!
It's not a possum!!!! You obviously havn't been down under.
It's a Possum you Idiots!
Trust us Aussies when we tell you this is a Possum, it is in no way a Wombat, you have a Wombat on this site a big fat one. there is a huge difference, about 40 kilos worth of difference!
If Kylie Minogue resembles a Wombat then we are all in strife! She may resemble a Possum (Which is actually what this is) but a Wombat, please help us all!!
Wombats don't sit on their hind legs!!
Does that look like it could destroy a road train and waddle of laughing? No? Then it's not a wombat. Possums stay a lot cuter in Austrlaia, because being Australian born and bred, they get drunk most of the time. There's not as much Eucalyptus under the long white cloud to get them sleepy, so they eat and eat until you could bung a saddle on one and race it in the Melbourne cup. Pronounced MELbun.Strewth!
1 Possum Ring Tail2 not a wombat3 not a bush baby, the bush baby is one of the most peculiar looking animals of the African bush.take it from an Ecologist
That's not a wombat.
it's still sute though
Where I come from (NZ) the Government pays possom hunters a bounty.Possom pie is a local delicacy.
I am an Aussie born and bred. I have seen and touched many wombats and possums in my time. I have a possum living in the tree in my front garden. Only a blithering idiot would say that is a picture of a wombat. It's a freakin possum.Bloody yanks.
LMAO you have certainly given us aussies a good laugh for the afternoon... that is NOT a wombat! Hi fellow emc'ers having a giggle :P
actually, its a baby pig-dog.
"Anonymous said...That actually IS a wombat baby"WTF? Had you even SEEN a wombat before the picture on here? Clearly not. 100% possum. Living in my roof, and sounding like wild pigs when they root (yes, also posted by a 100% Aussie chick!)
its a possum you plonker
Well, lots of people have given their tuppence worth, so here's mine. I hate to pull rank, but I am a paleontologist specifically studying the evolution of Australian marsupials (when I'm not looking at obscure websites), and I work in an office full of dead animals, including stuffed and skeletonised possums and wombats). It is a youngish brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula - just google 'trichosurus' or 'brushtail possum' if you don't believe me. As you were...
It's a bloody possum !!
That's a possum. Looks cute there, but they're a flat out pest here in NZ.I've shot hundreds and ran over about 20 or so.
dude, its a possum
Isn't that a bush baby?
Hello possums! How the heck could anyone even think that's a wombat? Sheesh.
that is so not a wombat that is a possumas you can see it looks nothing like the wobat above at the top theat is not a wombat
Rofl that's not a wombat. Wombats don't have ears like that.. or .. rofl it's not a wombat!Its like a possum or glider.
that's not a wombat!
You know, it *might* be a wombat.... in a possum suit!!!!!
I'm on the Possums team here, its clearly a possum. being an anustralian who has had to rescue a dying possum, (And it was sucsessful), I should know.
Check out the nose! Thats not a wombattttt!
Oh please, surely even foreigners know a brush tail possum when they see one!
This is a brushtail possum. Surely even a foreigner knows that!
iT IS OBVIOUSLY A BUNYIP MASQERADING AS A BRUSHTAIL POSSUM! they DO THAT YOU KNOW. galahs!
obviously this is a bunyip masqerading as a brushtail possum- they do that you know...GALAHS!
How can anyone mistake a possum for a wombat! Australians don't have skunks or hedgehogs in this country but we know the difference!
It's a Chernobyl cat.
This is a possum not a wombat!We Australians are often disappointed with the lack of knowledge Americans have about our wonderful country. And to make it worse they are always so positive they are correct.
Get out of here!!!! A wombat... no way. It is a member of the possum family, not a ring tail Andrew, they are red in colour and have smaller faces, eyes and ears. Not a brush tail either they dont have the light mottled markings.. we have them on our back porch every night and none of the babies to date look like this one.. probably the sugar glider youngster.
It's a Common Brush-Tailed Possum, to be precise.
I am an American and have NEVER been to Australia--But even I can tell this is not a wombat. This is a possum 100%
Les Patterson here, Australian Minister of y'arts.You're all wrong, grab your tackle & learn!You've all seen picture that should have all yous tourists saying "why the bloody hell are we here"! Simple, it's a bloody Drop Bear!Any yanks tourists that haven't been told about the Drop Bear haven't been listening, but that in itself isn't any suprise. We didn't belive the no weapons of mass distraction theory either.Anyway if you want any more advice on things Australian, I'm now in the 'Culture Under National Threat' office (just google the initials, you'll find me).See ya's!
Good onya Les knew you'd come through!
Who knows what that is and who really cares? all i know is that it is really cute!!
Now THIS is a baby wombathttp://wallpapers.pn9.net/animals/1024/baby-wombat.1024.jpgAwwww, tis a very cute possum ^_^
Not a wombat, it's most likely a brush tail.
I've been in Oz for over 30 years and was floored when I was told and have read that they are not possum's here, they are Opossum's please excuse me if I have spelt incorrectly
I am an Australian living in Australia and we have those lil lovlies around my house all the time and trust me that cutie baby is a possum not a wombat
Are you sure that's a wombat baby and not a possum baby? Looks like a possum to me..
have any of you guys ever seen an american possum? because that thing looks nothing like it. I mean, yeah, it's definitely not a wombat but, I'm not sure what kind of possum you guys are talking about.
you're all stupid, it's obviously an aardvark.
Sorry to break everyone down, but this animal is actually a possum. thanks, thats all. Love Aussie Girl xoxoxo
a baby wombat the size of the possum depicted would be hairless...i.e. naked
Having raised numerous brushtail possum babies through my membership in a wildlife rescue group I can promise you guys thats what the photo is :)Leila
How would any of ya'll know unless you live in Aus? GOOGLE IT FREAKS!
That's a possum... lol... It depends on where it is from if I can tell you which one.
Regardless, he probably eats roots and leaves ...
Totally agree on the comment of this picture! I think I have never seen KIlly so cute before!
Totally cute, totally a possum!!! From New Zealand
its a possum dickheads
Man, if the wombats in my roof get any bigger, they be coming thru the ceiling.OzRat
clearly, this is a gremlin.
For non-Australians to tell Australians that they don't know their own fauna is straight-out arrogant and/or ignorant. Like me telling you that a squirrel is a groundhog.The photo is of a Common Brushtail Possum (trichosurus vulpecula).You can see more about it here (including another photo):http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/npws.nsf/Content/The+brush-tailed+possumAt the top of the same page, the picture in the masthead is of a wombat. As you can see, clearly a different animal.Apart from being entirely different species and looking nothing alike, a brushtail possum weighs about 4kg, and a wombat about 30kg.
You have a picture of a wombat on the same page.......ummmmmmm.......how could anyone possibly think that this little possum could possibly be a baby wombat???????
DEFINATELY a possum (or a bunyip masquerading as a possum ;). And in response to one of the comments - Australian possums are different to the American opossums. I should know - I'm an Aussie studying abroad and I've had to explain the difference numerous times. If you're confused, just look it up on google!
lol you'd know if it was a wombat! they can weigh up to 36 kilos! It looks like a brushtail possum to me :) I urge you to have a look at the aussie wildlife pages, there are some lovely pics - especially the tiny gliders and bandicoots... and wombats. There are some really cool facts too :) Have fun!
whatever it is.. it's very cute...
That is indeed a Suger Glider from my homeland...
i love it
i am from oz and i can definitely tell youse that is OBVIOUSLY a greater red-bellied fairy penguin. They're all over the place here. fair dinkum, mate... that should settle youse arguing about it...
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As an American that has spent time in Australia, I am saddened to read that most Americans do not know the difference between an American Opossum and an Australian Possum. They are different animals, even in spelling.This is definitely an Australian Possum, most likely a brushtail. Google people. It would also be nice if the website owner would change the title of this one, but hey! There's just another point to ignorant Americans giving the lot of us a bad name.We're not all this stupid, I promise.
This is definately a possum - take it from someone that lives with them in Australia! :-)
thats not a wombat... whoeva sed its a BABY WOMBAt, is probably blind and retarded, sorry if this didnt make you go aww
What eva it is, its soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo CUTE! despite wat it is, i luv it!
This is a Kinkajou, not a wombat or a possum.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinkajou
Hate to break it to you Les,I mean Mr Patterson, but a 'drop bear'is a koala... Not a possum. Or a wombat for that matter. Lordy!
drrr... i leave comments on here
I love bush babies. That is a bush baby, you people are blind!!! He is really cute though!!!He He He... Whoa.............. BUSH BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!P.S. (BUsh Babies ROCK!!!) Chow
It is a possum of some kind. Not a wombat. I know this is just rehashing what everyone else has said, but seriously, I have possums living in a tree right outside my house, and they look like that. Wombats live in burrows and have large noses, round butts and short legs. Argument over.
now i would like to thank the person who posted the pic for supplying the entertainment, and all those who have commented , because i have not laughed this much in a long time..
hey im a native animal carer, in australia and i can identify that this is a possum rather than a wombat, and it is not even a baby possum it is an adult!http://doroti.underworld.hu/Blogkepek/wombat/baby%2520wombat.jpgthat is a baby wombat, there is a large difference between it and a possum.
am aussie...and I guess you learn something each day....now I know what to look for when out in the bush.
that's so cute i could just dip it right in my coffe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOT A WOMBAT. But cute :)
Point of interest... Bush babies are actually only found in Africa. Not Australia. Just a contribution to the further understanding of fauna outside of America.
That's a sugar glider:http://www.australianwildlife.org/wildlifeprofiles.asp?WID=605
It's a possum.
do you guys think we have said its a possum enough yet? or should we keep going till we get to 1000 posts? And anyway its clearly a purple footed flying rhino/fish/crocodile monkey.
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