Why I Hate Koala Bears
It’s awful what has happened in Australia and with the fires. I needed to fix this blog post, because I wish NO-ill will on any animal!
However, I hate things that aren’t what they appear to be. It’s why I can’t stand politics. Nothing is what they make it out to be.
I am a wash and wear kind of guy.
I’ve had a few famous idols in my life and was unlucky enough to meet them all. They never lived up to my expectations.
I still get caught up in appearances as much as anyone.
It bothers me when I encounter athletes that look like a demigod, but don’t have mental toughness. They may be the fastest on the field, but lack that all-important “it” factor. George Foreman once stated, “ Big guys have everything, except motivation.”
Koala bears fit the mold of not what they appear to be. I thought they were cute until I pulled back the curtain and exposed the wizard.
- First of all, they aren’t even bears, they are marsupials.
- Koala’s sleep over 20 hours in the day. They are lazy! Anyone actually see them moving around in a zoo?
- Over 90% of Koala’s have chlamydia! Gross to even think about, but it’s also the biggest control to their population.
- Koalas are incontinent, they are constantly peeing all over themselves, probably while they sleep too. It can’t be a pleasant smell.
- As if you need one more reason, babies feed on their mother’s “pap,” that’s short for poop I think. The babies actually eat their mother’s diarrhea. (Sorry I had to mention it.)
- They also try and steal some of the shine from Panda bears, and Panda’s are awesome!
Rats, on the other hand, are NOT cute, but they are tough. Sure, they spread the plague, but you know what you’ll get with a rat. I’ll take a rat any day of the week. Rats also get a bad rap as snitches. Odd moniker, but it stuck. If I had a college mascot, I would actually name them the Rats.
- Rats are an animal that can tread water for over 24 hours.
- They can chew through lead pipes and cinder blocks and run on telephone wires.
- They carry around a tail the length of their body and can still fit through almost any size hole.
- They can run up to 24 mph. That’s fast!
- 95% of the animals tested in laboratories are rats and the one mammal that could survive a nuclear explosion.
Rats even have one of the best kids movies of all-time, Ratatouille. Koala bears don’t have that.
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