N is for Numbat. Now of course hearing the name of this animal for today’s Animal Alphabet, I was hoping for some flying rodent but no, instead we have an Australian Marsupial. Numbats are solitary animals, active during the day which subsist on termites, eating up to 10% of their small body weight daily. In order to get a hold of so many termites they have sharp claws and a long tongue.
Which reminds me Oprah doing an interview with the band KISS. When asked how long his tongue is, Gene Simmon’s responded “Long enough to make you my very closest friend.”