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March 19, 2020

Toadageddon!

Toadageddon!

An ode to the toad!


In these socially distant times of ours, we have a special episode dedicated to an underrated amphibian: the cane toad!


We dispel myths like: "They're Australian, aren't they?" Er, no.

Or: "They are sadistic killers of all life on Earth, aren't they?" Again, no... and after this episode, we hope you will agree that they are simply gorgeous animals.


Further reading and watching:

Cane Toads, an Unnatural History

Watch this great documentary about the cane toad here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SBLf1tsoaw


A great read here about heroic Australian animals who are learning how NOT to be eaten by cane toads:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/26/australian-water-rats-cut-cane-toads-open-with-surgical-precision-to-feast-on-their-hearts


Photo copyright Leo Oosterweghel


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Podington: Curious

Presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella.

Produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media.


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