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Are Wombles real??

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fucketynamechanged Sun 13-May-18 00:52:13

Just had an argument with a friend... is there an actual species called Wombles or were they made up creatures?

Thank you

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zzzzz Sun 13-May-18 00:53:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BlessYourCottonSocks Sun 13-May-18 00:54:03

Please tell me you are not the one who thinks they are real...

CircleSquareCircleSquare Sun 13-May-18 00:54:06

Yes. Of course.
What kind of a daft question is that?
Of course they are real. I believe the tennis folk have real issues with them in the lead up to Wimbledon.

I think there was a BBC documentary about the phenomenon on around this time last year.

SleepingStandingUp Sun 13-May-18 00:54:08

The Wombles are fictional pointy-nosed, furry creatures created by author Elisabeth Beresford, originally appearing in a series of children's novels from 1968. They live in burrows, where they aim to help the environment by collecting and recycling rubbish in creative ways.

WorraLiberty Sun 13-May-18 00:55:26

No but Google is real.

BettyBaggins Sun 13-May-18 00:55:35

Endangered species now, plastics not helping. Find your inner womble.

Numbkinnuts Sun 13-May-18 00:58:32

I have to keep my dog on a lead when I walk her on Wimbledon Common as she has a terrible habit of sniffing them out and chasing them.

TyneTeas Sun 13-May-18 01:00:38

I always misheard the lyrics when I was little.

I thought there was a comma between Wimbledon and (lower case) common, meaning there was a lot of them

lottiegarbanzo Sun 13-May-18 01:01:34

How tall are they really? Like small bears, large moles, rabbits or badgers?

ButtonMoonPig Sun 13-May-18 01:03:20

Absolutely a real species. They appeared on Top of the Pops a few years back. These days they prefer to lie low, out of the spotlight.

TyneTeas Sun 13-May-18 01:03:41


The Wombles of Wimbledon Common are we


The Wombles of Wimbledon, common are we

mrsprefect Sun 13-May-18 01:04:28

I thought there was a comma between Wimbledon and (lower case) common, meaning there was a lot of them*

I thought that until right this secondblush

tobee Sun 13-May-18 01:06:34

Yes they are real and they all sound like Bernard Cribbins when they speak but like Mike Batt when they sing.

fascinated Sun 13-May-18 01:08:47

Has drink been taken, OP?

AvoidingDM Sun 13-May-18 01:10:22

Tyneteas I'm with you. Common are we.

Of course Wombles are real. They hide out with the haggis in the hills when they aren't at Wimbledon. They are decended from Highland Cows, that's why Uncle Bulgaria wore tartan.

Shockers Sun 13-May-18 01:11:08

Yup, they’re real.

Tomsk was my first love.

BlushingCrows Sun 13-May-18 01:15:15

Of course they are real! I often stop for a chat with Orinoco when I go for a walk on Wimbledon Common. Ignore the haters winkgrin

LilQueenie Sun 13-May-18 01:15:52

would it scar you for life if I told you they were just puppets?

and which one of you is called Eddie? grin

fucketynamechanged Sun 13-May-18 01:16:36

blush yes it's me. Yes drink taken but not that much. Thank fuck I namechanged before asking!!!

I genuinely thought that Wombles were real creatures that the Wombles were based on, like Beatrix potter and Mrs Tiggywinkle is a hedgehog

I will apologise to my friend. Thank you for clarifying

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ohfortuna Sun 13-May-18 01:23:32

yes they a species in the family Mustelidae, which also includes the otters, polecats, badgers, weasels, and wolverines

ohfortuna Sun 13-May-18 01:26:23

similar to badgers in that they live in underground burrows, I believe that wombline tuberculosis has had an impact on numbers...think they may be endangered now?

WhippetyStourie Sun 13-May-18 01:27:58

TyneTeas I also thought ( as a child) that wombles were common ( not posh).

QOD Sun 13-May-18 01:28:45

Oooh I can use this again!!

Littlechocola Sun 13-May-18 01:28:48

Obviously they are real. Uncle Bulgaria is my actual uncle.

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