Feb 6, 2008

Amorous Habits

A complicated dance, a bite on the rump and ferocious backward kicks are all part of the wombat's lovemaking repertoire, a new study has revealed.


Ida sent me this article detailing the amorous habits of my namesake. It would seem that the mating rituals of the wombat are so vigorous and complicated that some parental guidance should be exercised before letting the children watch.

Our understanding of the love life of the wombat has increased greatly in recent years. Zoo keepers have found that the key to successful captive breeding lies in giving the wombat pair the space they need to complete their dance of figure eights, kicking, grunting, biting, and playing hard-to-get. But then again, don't we all need that?

Photo source: The Age.com.au

5 comments:

Kritter said...

I read the text before scrolling down and seeing--that face!

Excellent picture. You've outdone yourself.

Raging Wombat said...

Thankee very much.

Erin said...

I never knew wombats looked so much like rodents...

bats :[ said...

Wow, with that look, no wonder Mrs. Raging Wombat is smitten with you!

Raging Wombat said...

Ya, my crinkled nose/exposed front teeth look woos her everytime.