Wake Up and Smell the Koala

Reaches out to slap snooze alarm. Goes   …back to     …sleep.

Just five more minutes, Ant.



  1. Mary (the first) says:

    Looks very comfy!

  2. An auto-heated sleeping bag, complete with built-in milk bar. Not too shabby! Marsupials really have this transition-into-the-world thing figured out.

  3. rescue gal says:

    It is like a slightly less creepy version of Alien.

  4. Pat Radtke says:

    At first glance I thought “ET!”

  5. Mom: settle down. Don’t make me come in there…
    baby: but mom – I can’t get out of this sleeping bag! (*ehns* continue)

  6. Theresa says:

    It is a furry, adorable version of Alien. 😛

  7. adoracreepy.

  8. SlaveToCat says:

    Mom!! stop farting!!! you’re killing me….

  9. 6rabbits says:

    For bebeh, yes…but feelin’ very sorry for mommy marsupials ’bout now…cannot be comfabules!

  10. JenDeyan says:

    It was more like actual birth than I wanted to see. Just the head peeking out at the end would be enough for me.

  11. Leilani says:

    Ok, we have a “Cute but Sad” tag. Is there a “Cute but Creepy” tag? I love koalas, but that was more creepy than cute.

  12. Mamabear says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who got a little creeped out.

  13. I want to spray that pouch with butter, wesson oil or some sort of lubricant. It shouldn’t be that hard to leave the nest, so to speak.

  14. A. Non! says:


  15. Theresa says:


  16. Theresa says:

    When I was in Australia, I saw great, big gangly kangaroo joeys leaping headfirst into their momma’s pouches, and pull themselves all the way in– and you could see their ridiculous elbow and knee joints poking around in the pouch while they turned themselves over to stick their heads out. It was a bit disturbing. 😯

  17. Should be titled “Wake up and poke the koala.”

  18. There’s never enough lubricant.

  19. How did that not end up in moderation?

    They used to talk about 20-something’s still living at home, then 30-something’s boomeranging home, and now they’re talking about 40-somethings increasingly failing to launch.

    Heck, I’ve heard of people having to leave their retirment homes because their kids move home.

    Maybe this guy isn’t so bad if he wants to stay home until he gets his grown-up hair.

  20. I think it’s amazing that they do that somersault into the pouch, so they end up laying on their backs, instead of their HUGE feet poking against the tender outer part of the “sleeping bag.” That’s why you sometimes see their heads poking out over/between their tail and hind legs … so BENDY! “-)

    Also, did you know that the mama can ALSO have an itty-bitty joey attached to another teat while her bigger baby is weaning and starting to venture out of the pouch? And each teat gives DIFFERENT MILK. The one for the tiny baby is higher in fat and protein. They should really be chocolate and vanilla, but still …

  21. Slave to cat – Hey – cut that out – you are mind reading me that is sooo killing funny

  22. Alice Shortcake says:

    “Mum, me hoodie’s too tight!”

  23. Theresa says:

    Aw, I’ve written so many innocuous things that went to moderation. Perhaps this is a freebie. 😀

  24. Theresa says:

    PS You know the joke about the couple that’s staying together until the kids are dead? 😛

  25. Theresa says:

    WHoa, now that landed me in the pokey.

  26. Theresa says:

    The big one would be what my mom would call “a big galoot.”

  27. Jane Jackson says:

    interesting. How do the doo doos get eliminated?

  28. A very slightly one oo.
    Very verl slightly.
    (omg koala should never NEVER been associated to xenomorph!!)

  29. Please get out of my head SlaveToCat, the ceiling’s low and there are bats in there you know. 😉

  30. And the mama kangaroos can also have another embryo in stasis inside ready to go so when the big guy moves out, and if there is enough food, all the joeys move on one notch in the production line. So they can be almost continually pregnant. Now that’s a scary thought.

  31. SlaveToCat says:

    A little ear worm from Kylie Minogue – I Just Can’t Get You Out Of My Head ,,,,La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
    Kitten mind control is all powerful

  32. Am I the only one that watched this and thought “AHHH, Lord Voldemort LIVES!” D:

  33. Sharon Wilson says:

    That koala looked like a weird baby kangaroo! When do they get the cute koala button nosey?

  34. i’m having an Eraserhead flashback.

  35. kibblenibble says:

    When the leetle face emerged, it looked momentarily human. When do they get fuzzy?

  36. Yea… my stomach started burbling when I saw that. ehhn. No thx.

  37. wannadance says:

    looks like a muppet crossed with the alien emerging. love the false start, too. i know it’s blessed Nature and all, but despite the fact that i want one to hide in, i think it’s creepy. maybe it”s the baldness, looks like a birth, no problem there, but this reminds me of a concerned mom keeping the joey inside till he ‘gets his growth’

    awwwww, sweet lil bald baby…

  38. wannadance says:

    well, ts, you reckon it’s my ineffable charm or the mod is on break?

    should be me, i brought genius chili con queso with home fried chips, so thin and crispy you can see through them.

    here! i am in a sleep phase of the polio so i’ll be there soon. no telling what i’ll say. so sweep out the pouch and say hi to the lil’ guys…

    (see you soon…you are such good company!)

  39. wannadance says:

    …’ in the knapsack on my back…’ la la la…

    designated driver

  40. My very first thought was “Alien!”. Nature ain’t always purty.

  41. Fird Birfle says:


  42. Fird Birfle says:

    well, there are the “Nightmares” Tag …and “Impending Doom”…

  43. lol!! Me too!!! That’s what brought the creep factor for me

  44. prinsas beans says:

    i could only think of the annoyances to the mommy-bear. those nails – yikes. the moving and pulling of pouch skin. at least mommy-bear doesn’t have to look at the alien-in-residence much.

  45. Elizabeth C says:

    Very creepy except I love its little bendy ear!