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Wombat Crossing by jonathondeans Wombat Crossing by jonathondeans
Even for someone who travels out to the country regularly, this was a bit of an unusual sign - a warning about wombats being on the road.

Wombats are just about the worst animal you can hit; they curl up into a immovable ball, as strong as concrete, and the car always comes off second best.

Just another of life's little dangers in this, the most beautiful country on the planet :D

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Middlebrook, Australia
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daniellekiemel Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Student Photographer
:O

I've never ever seen one of those signs! Have to say it's a very cool sign indeed and the clouds make this photo awesome.

Good on the Wombats, lol. Little troopers!!
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jonathondeans Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
lol Neither have I! I swear the Sconians just pulled it out of their ass when nobody was looking lol
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shhilja Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I have never seen a wombat before:ohnoes:
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jonathondeans Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Well I've never seen a Norwegian cellist :P
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shhilja Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
ROFL XD
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jonathondeans Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
:lol:
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LaChriss Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
oh god....!!! I would like to touch one of thiese ^^

how cute..!! but I can imagine they maybe can be angry even if they look cute :D
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jonathondeans Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
Koalas and wombats are pretty docile, so there's not much risk in touching or patting them (unless they think you're stealing their food or their children or something). I've never even seen an angry koala.

The main danger is that they might pee on you :P
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SweetyTeety Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish we had wombats over here, so we could have wombat crossing signs... instead I get Bigfoot Crossing signs, haha.

I'm totally using this!
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jonathondeans Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
Wombats are real, thankyouverymuch :P
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SweetyTeety Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I know they are... I just wish we had them out here!
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jonathondeans Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
lol why? they're really just smelly, slow-moving critters.

A koala on the other hand...
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SweetyTeety Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to have a friend who I chatted with and roledplayed with who lived in Toowoomba and he told me about how in Australia they have drop bears... that drop from trees on unsuspecting passer-bys. I totally believed him for a while.

But, um, back on topic... Aren't koalas smelly, too? O.o
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jonathondeans Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
They're like dogs, they can be pretty smelly sometimes, but its unusual.

I don't understand why people think Australians are joking when we talk about the platypus, our drop bears, or riding on kangaroos. Its like everyone just assumes we're joking and laughs about the normal way we live :(
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SweetyTeety Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
>.< I'll have to see it to believe it!
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jonathondeans Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
Well all you need to do is come to Australia and maybe get out of the city. Country towns have heaps of roos around, its never a problem to see them (if all else fails, just look for a hitching post - normally there's at least one in the main street of town); the droppies, koalas and wombats can be a bit harder to spot, but they're pretty common.

Nobody believes us about this kind of stuff then they get here and they're like "omg i never expected to see this!" and you're like "well I only told you about it..."

Bit of a pet peeve :P
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complexis Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
lulz, seriously? Wombat crossing? It looks so friendly on the sign, too...it's smiillliiiinnnngggg. :D
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jonathondeans Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
Its happy because its in Australia.

Just like the rest of us :party:
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complexis Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Silly me. I should have realized that. :P
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