However, as dsquared says:
What would be appropriate behaviour toward a quokka? I suspect that different people draw different lines with respect to these eminently fuckable, football-shaped, edible marsupials. Who I suspect have a pretty tough time of it.
I’m slightly perplexed by the ‘fuckable’ – they look a bit small to me, but I’ll defer to the expert. Quokkas are certainly another illustration of the bizarre bifurcation of Antipodean wildlife: on the one hand, you have unspeakably hardcore versions of normal things, such as spiders that can eat your head and fish that can eat your whole boat; on the other, you have unspeakably crap versions of normal things, such as permanently stoned minature bears that die falling out of trees and birds that can’t fly or run. The quokka definitely falls into the second category.
At least according to Wikipedia, the quokka “recycles a small amount of its waste products”. What an environmentally friendly little fella – an inspiration to us all. Or alternatively, what a great euphemism: “no, I wasn’t eating my own shit in that German movie, I was just recycling waste products…”