Oct 24, 2006

Wallowing in Hideousness

Given some of the comments lately, it would seem that many of you are fans of the naked mole rat, and rightfully so. This poor creature was whacked with several ugly sticks: it's a rodent, it's hairless, and it's subterranean.

Nicholas has blessed us with this shot of an entire tribe of them. These creatures spend their entire lives in darkness, yet here they are being forced to sleep in artificial light. Look at them, wallowing in shame at their own hideousness.

Or perhaps they are basking in it.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

And the teeth! Dear god, those teeth....

Anonymous said...

u r so mean!!!
so what if they are not that cute!!! u meany!!!

Raging Wombat said...

If by cute you mean hairless and abominable, then I agree.

Kelly O, you seem to have nice teeth. Maybe you can refer these rodents to your dentist.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, yes, it's true. This may be my calling: promoting good oral hygiene for the entire animal kingdom.

Raging Wombat said...

Yes, Kelly O, I think you have found your calling. I'm jealous - I don't think my calling will be anything as far reaching as yours.

j'non said...

After recovering from the wave of involuntary shivers brought on by the picture, in which a ghastly and indistinguishable tangle of pallid mole parts (cue shiver)appears, I did laugh out loud at your brilliant filing system. Well, of *course* there should be a category labeled "Hairless Vermin." There is balance in the universe...

Raging Wombat said...

J'Non, you've struck on the very essence of this blog! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

chumblefuzz said...

.. they look like cabbage rolls.

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Which are now ruined forever.