Wombat Facts

Wombat FactsToday’s cartoon lesson on Australia, takes us to discuss the lesser popular marsupial, the wombat.

Interesting that indeed wombats poop square shaped pellets.  They are practically blind and use their scent to find each other (no wonder Binky doesn’t bathe) so their square poop won’t fall off the log or other areas they drop it.  And because they don’t process the vegetation they eat very well, someone decided they would make a good source of paper fiber.

For those who don’t recognize the glass wearing animal in the lower right, that is Binky a Wombie from Peter Marinacci’s webcomic Wombania.  He says that wombies are genetically altered more intelligent wombats.  Whenever Peter posts a cartoon with Binky I tend to act like I don’t like him.  And Binky returns the favor if you have ever read the comments on my posts.

So yes.  The first ugly cousin of the cute koala are wombats/wombies.   Well really just Binky (the rest of the wombies are cute).

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  1. George says:

    I had been wondering about how poop could look so odd. Out here in SoCal, I’ve noticed that some of the coyote doo-doo looks all wickery like shredded wheat. It blows my mind. Bit now that you say wombat dung is fibrous, I don’t feel as oddly stupid. Right now.

  2. Comedy Plus says:

    I like wombats way better. So there. You all are far more entertaing than any koalas I’ve met. I’m just saying.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  3. Comedy Plus says:

    I meant entertaining. Really I did.

  4. I guess square poop would be much easier to clean up since it doesn’t roll all over the place!

  5. Mark Stokes says:

    Wombat poop paper? What will they stink of next? Love the drawing of Binky!

  6. Christina says:

    I have had to illustrate several wombats in the past. Thankfully, never their poop…

  7. Colleen says:

    When I was in Australia I needed to draw a dead wombat for comix and my friend in Portland drew one for me then she backed her car over it so it would be dead then she tried to send it through some weird back door on the web…. anyway I’m just saying don’t try that because it totally clogged up the internetz.

  8. jynksie says:

    Do me a ‘lil favor and promise me, should you EVER do little known facts of “Bearman”, you’ll leave out how fibrous your poo is, m-kay?!? [blinks]

  9. Tony McGurk says:

    Binky hasn’t commented yet. Maybe you’ve upset him. I didn’t know about the square poo. They would be a handy makeshift dice if you were playing Monopoly while you were lost in the bush & had no emergency dice in your ration pack.

  10. Ed Wombat says:

    I’m glad you pointed out that the rest of us Wombats are cute Mister Bearman otherwise we would have to declare a Wombat Jihad against you.

  11. frigginloon says:

    Don’t worry Binky, Bearman is just jealous of your square poo!!!

  12. lisleman says:

    We have wombats at our local zoo. They do smell and are not cute.

  13. Binky says:

    Did you take that picture of that wombat? He looks like he was having a bad hair day. Or had mange. What kind of zoo did you visit?

  14. Sheila Deeth says:

    Ah, but you failed to answer the most important question: Are the wombles of Wimbledon Common related to wombats?

  15. duncanr says:

    Wombats pass Square poo? :shock:

    That must hurt !

  16. Deb says:

    Wombies and Wombats are cute. As for the poo, well….at least it’s firm.

  17. I was going to comment about the poor guy whose job it is to sit around counting / crunching poo data.
    Then I got to the paper part.
    :)

  18. writerdood says:

    My daughter wants one of these as a pet, but she can’t even pick up the dog poop. I can’t imagine what my yard would look like. Besides, we’ve got coyotes roaming the neighborhood and eating cats. I wonder what a coyote would do with a wombat? Would the wombat bite the coyote on the ass and live?

  19. susi spice says:

    i love wombats they are so adorably ugly!
    i never knew their poop was square! hahha see u taught me something about my own country!

    ps i hope ur noticing my efforts on commenting :P

  20. Thanks for informing us of wombie poop. Well, at least we didn’t have to find out about Bearman poop. :-)

  21. Thats Funny, I never would have thought they aim for the butt. what cheeky little things.

  22. DadaHyena says:

    I think Bearman Cartoons has a new mascot!…well, besides that green-haired tongue dude.

  23. Bo Lumpkim says:

    You forgot to mention that they are herbivorous. I learned that this week because I thought they were carrion eaters. I didn’t know about the square poop. Is that why papermills smell so bad?

  24. My father used to say that constipation (in humans) is caused by trying to poop squares in a round hole. Based on that logic, I guess wombats don’t get constipated.

  25. drFaust says:

    a friend of mine once hit a wombat in his car, they are like rocks, completely destroyed the radiator…..carry on

  26. Miss R says:

    oooooh wombats AND Binky! Craving wine gums. And square poop. What a saving on paper, then you can recycle it.
    The Amazing Wombat.
    The fabulous Bearman Wombat cartoon ;)

  27. Bearman says:

    Thanks Rach!

  28. planetross says:

    I’ve never been able to produce square poo: … my wombatting average is a solid 0.000%

  29. I’m curious how you know these little guys have square poops. I’m concerned they may not have enough fiber in their diets. That can’t be healthy.



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