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What the heck, Patrick?

  1. Sed-me profile image82
    Sed-meposted 3 years ago

    At 29 Patrick is the world's oldest living Wombat. They typically only live to 5 years old.

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/9211530_f248.jpg

    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. smile
    https://www.dosomething.org/campaigns/wildlife-cards

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Patrick is so cute.  Ahhh, how precious.  Nature and God are amazing.

      1. Sed-me profile image82
        Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        lol. Now I do think you're playin' us. You always take the side of the Atheist.

        1. gmwilliams profile image85
          gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          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!

          1. Sed-me profile image82
            Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Ok. smile

            1. gmwilliams profile image85
              gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              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.

              1. Sed-me profile image82
                Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                Im glad you like it. Ill be honest with you, part of me wants to hug him, part of me has nightmares about him.

                1. DrMark1961 profile image99
                  DrMark1961posted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  I do not want to hug him, but I do wonder if he stinks after he has a swim in the ocean.

                2. DrMark1961 profile image99
                  DrMark1961posted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  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?

                  1. bBerean profile image60
                    bBereanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                    Hmmm.  Who knew St. Patrick was a wombat?

                  2. Sed-me profile image82
                    Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                    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.

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      Rad Manposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Sure he's big but he's no Capybara with a recorded weight of 201 lb.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image99
        DrMark1961posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I see those all the time when I visit farms. I was thinking Patrick would look great hanging out with my dogs, but maybe I should bring home one of those giant rats.

  2. daxamite profile image85
    daxamiteposted 3 years ago

    Wow! Nature you crazy!

  3. AliciaC profile image100
    AliciaCposted 3 years ago

    Patrick is a beautiful and awesome wombat! Thanks for sharing the news.

    1. Sed-me profile image82
      Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You're welcome. smile

  4. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    I think Patrick is a perfectly evolved super-sized serving of marsupial adorableness.

    1. Sed-me profile image82
      Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      lol. Yes, he's one of a kind for sure. Disney would have a field day with him.

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        Rad Manposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Sed-me profile image82
          Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          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.

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            Rad Manposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            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."

            1. Sed-me profile image82
              Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              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.

              1. profile image0
                Rad Manposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                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"

        2. DrMark1961 profile image99
          DrMark1961posted 3 years agoin reply to this

          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.)

          1. Sed-me profile image82
            Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            I am gifted in being easily banned. I bite my virtual tongue quite a bit.

            I think he has joined the fun though... we have lots of new wombat info to work with. smile

        3. psycheskinner profile image81
          psycheskinnerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          A person who did research would know wombats are not rodents, and Patrick is very large even for a wombat.

          1. Sed-me profile image82
            Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            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.

            1. DrMark1961 profile image99
              DrMark1961posted 3 years agoin reply to this

              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?

              1. profile image0
                Rad Manposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                I've never seen a capybara. They are a perfect example of evolution.

                1. DrMark1961 profile image99
                  DrMark1961posted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  I do not know about that, but they are the perfect size for a midnight snack for an anaconda.

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                    Rad Manposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                    Yet, another example of something evolving big enough to take down those things.

              2. bBerean profile image60
                bBereanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                I love your hubs.  Will you have one on housebreaking capybaras?

                1. DrMark1961 profile image99
                  DrMark1961posted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  How about housebreaking anacondas that live with capybaras?

                  1. bBerean profile image60
                    bBereanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                    "With" or "on"?

              3. Sed-me profile image82
                Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                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.)

                1. bBerean profile image60
                  bBereanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  Never a bad idea to keep a couple spares tucked away up in the corner, just in case you need them later. "

                2. DrMark1961 profile image99
                  DrMark1961posted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  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...

                  1. Sed-me profile image82
                    Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                    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.

              4. bBerean profile image60
                bBereanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                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.  wink

 
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