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It's the Friday before a bank holiday weekend. So here's a slideshow of wombats

It makes sense when you think about it… maybe.

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Image: -just-jen- via Flickr

YES, IT IS as simple as that. Following an extensive survey at TheJournal.ie HQ (ok, it was a show of hands), we have come to the conclusion that wombats are pretty amazing.

These quadrupedal marsupials (we don’t know what that means either) which are native to Australia may have teeth that go bitey and claws that go swipey, but no matter.

As a great many humans prove each and every day, it’s amazing what you can get away with when you look like butter wouldn’t melt.

We could have waited until (unofficial) Wombat Day but as it falls on Monday 22 October, as opposed to today, it just wouldn’t have worked.

To get you in the mood for the slideshow to come, here’s a wombat strutting its stuff.

(ClemMcIntosh/YouTube)

So anyway, wombats are cool, even though they don’t appear to do much, as our slideshow proves:

It's the Friday before a bank holiday weekend. So here's a slideshow of wombats
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  • NOT a wombat

    But even in teddy bear form, it's still pretty cute. (Flickr.Whisker/Flickr)
  • Tickles

    Despite the crazy claws, how could you resist wanting to wrap a wombat in cloth and cuddle it like a child. (feverblue/Flickr)
  • Hairy nosed wombat at your service

    Even MotoGP rider Aleix Espargaro loves them. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
  • Here's looking at you, wombat

    Check out those come to 'whatever the wombat equivalent of a bed is' eyes. (Christian Haugen/Flickr)
  • Asleep on the job

    The job being looking cute, which wombats still manage to pull off effortlessly, even with their eyes closed. (zayzayem/Flickr)
  • Wombat with human accessory

    Why lie down just anywhere when a human will happily provide the headrest. (feverblue/Flickr)
  • Cute animal picture overload alert

    Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden provides us with not one but two cute animals in the form of a wombat and a koala. (Julian Parker/UK Press/Press Association Images)
  • Behold the wombatinator

    A rare shot of the W-800 cyborg (right), which we believe to have been sent back from the future to kill all cute animals. (Big Blue Ocean/Flickr)

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