At 29 Patrick is the world's oldest living Wombat. They typically only live to 5 years old.
You can send a card to a park ranger to thank them for protecting wildlife like Patrick. I wont be doing that 'cause I'm more of a dog person, but you are welcome to.
Patrick is so cute. Ahhh, how precious. Nature and God are amazing.
lol. Now I do think you're playin' us. You always take the side of the Atheist.
I was never an atheist; I have always believed in God but I do not believe in organized religion. God and organized religion are mutually exclusive. Being against religion does not mean being against God. God is limitless and beyond while religion is a man-made construct. Again, Patrick is so cute. Patrick demonstrates the wondrousness of God. However, I view atheists as human beings who have the same rights as religionists. I am very universal and humanistic in outlook. Again, straight no chaser!
This thread is so beautiful and refreshing. It is the most peaceful thread there is. You won't find anyone who will not love Patrick. Patrick has warmed my heart. More threads should be like this. Animals are beautiful.
Im glad you like it. Ill be honest with you, part of me wants to hug him, part of me has nightmares about him.
I do not want to hug him, but I do wonder if he stinks after he has a swim in the ocean.
And by the way, 5 out of 6 of your "related discussions" are about organized religion. I wonder if Patrick has anything to say about that?
I feel the wombat proves the existence of God as it is obvious he is not even slightly evolved. Unless someone can prove a dinosaur mated with a mouse.
Not evolved? He has all sorts of evolutionary advantages over your run-of-the-mill duckbilled platypus.
It's totally a freak of nature. Kind of awesome.
Wouldn´t you love to have one rolling around on your carpet? Why should puppies have all of the fun.
Patrick is almost big enough to be the carpet, (or at least a nice throw rug).
Try explaining that to your date as you loll beside a roaring fire.
You casually mention how this rug does not represent the largest hamster you have conquered; it just fit nicely between the coffee table and fireplace.
Sorry, everything alive is evolved at the same amount.
I'm sorry I've been unable to successfully explain evolution to you the last few years.
Sure he's big but he's no Capybara with a recorded weight of 201 lb.
Patrick is a beautiful and awesome wombat! Thanks for sharing the news.
I think Patrick is a perfectly evolved super-sized serving of marsupial adorableness.
lol. Yes, he's one of a kind for sure. Disney would have a field day with him.
Actually, he's not one of a kind. It's normal for them to get that big. Do some research. Plus he's not even half the size of the largest rodents. That's the thing about evolution, it produces things that work in a given environment.
I wish you didn't feel the need to turn every thread into a debate thread. It would be a more enjoyable environment if you could confine that need to threads that lend themselves to that end.
Are you the only one who is allowed an opinion? If some of them were correct, I wouldn't be responding to them.
So when someone makes a statement out of ignorance such as below, I feel the need to educate.
"I feel the wombat proves the existence of God as it is obvious he is not even slightly evolved. Unless someone can prove a dinosaur mated with a mouse."
That was a joke... I thought it was funny. I have noticed we don't share the same sense of humor, and that's ok.
I know very little about ... I could say virtually nothing about what size wombats grow to. Im not really ashamed of that. This thread was just meant to share something I thought was cool. He is a phenomenon b/c of his age... If you need someone to argue with, pls don't look to me, I really don't enjoy it and I feel no need to debate anything concerning wombats.
Wombats generally live around 5 years, but in captivity, their lifespan can reach as much as 30 years.
They do look like little hamsters, I'll give you that, but they are not rodents, and in the wild can attack and harm humans. Reminds me of "rodents of unusual size"
He is totally right Beth. How dare you start a non-argumentative forum thread just to make people happy? You should be banned for such a thing.
(Do people in the US still condemn others to "20 lashes with a wet noodle"? That phrase may have gone out of style after 9/11.)
A person who did research would know wombats are not rodents, and Patrick is very large even for a wombat.
I wonder how he got his name. Maybe he's Irish. For the record, I also know nothing about the origin of wombats... he could German and I wouldn't know the difference.
Just for the record--capybaras, which are rodents, are Brazilian.
(Thanks for starting this thread. I have been wanting to talk about capybaras for year and everytime I mention them I get booted off for going off topic.)
Do you need to start another thread for chocolate chip cookies, or am I allowed to mention them without being scolded for being off topic?
I've never seen a capybara. They are a perfect example of evolution.
I love your hubs. Will you have one on housebreaking capybaras?
How about housebreaking anacondas that live with capybaras?
Thanks, I got a good laugh out of that!
It is hard to imagine an anaconda who lives "with" and not "on". Have you even googled "How to train your pet snake"? There is a dearth of information on how to train a snake not to eat a rodent...Here I am wasting my time on dogs when there is a REAL challenge out there.
haha... I have never been one to care about going off topic (save one incident/thread.) It's how real life communication works.
I think the reason most of us come here is b/c we want to talk to ppl who have similar interests. Yes, we may want to know when to use a comma or how to draw more visitors to our page, but those questions will always be answered. I don't think we ever have to fear a day will go by that someone wont be directed to the Q and A page or be told that they should write longer hubs.
Maybe I'm wrong, but I really believe most of us are here b/c we need each other... for whatever reason.
To sum up... yes... talk about chocolate chip cookies all you want. I, personally, appreciate the connection with humanity.
(I hope I used all my commas correctly.)
Never a bad idea to keep a couple spares tucked away up in the corner, just in case you need them later. "
Thanks, I did not have anything to say about chocolate chip cookies, but was just amazed when that Bubblews commentator got all snippy with me for even mentioning it.
I will try to stick with wombats...and capybaras...and anacondas...and caimans...
This is not my first forum... I have heard the whole "hijacking thread" complaint quite a bit.
It's interesting to watch ppl's control issues come out. Some of us don't use enough, some of us want too much.
All you need is a clever segue;
Not all animal shapes lend themselves to representation in dough or batter. It is much easier to make pancakes in the shape of a teddy bear or hippo than a monkey. I have found capybaras have an excellent shape for chocolate chip cookies, providing you are careful with your dough placement and cook them at a moderate temperature.
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