Happy birthday Winnie the Wombat (not womb-bat)

Happy birthday, Winnie the wombat. You look fun and cuddly. But …   Wombats are big furry buggers that look like a giant crawling teddy bear and the unsuspecting say “oh cute, so cute” until they turn and outrun your wife and trip her over and you keep running you coward because you have soiled […]

Other scary Australian fauna

Oh yes, in Australia there are giant spiders and massive sharks and millions of crocodiles and venomous snakes, but there are other things too, disquieting in their own way … 1. Womb-bats The dry evening scurry Falling leaves Crackling open before They hit the ground. Tiny, not unnoticed as they swarm, but unmentioned in polite […]