From listening out for the sweet songs of a healthy frog pond, to being woken up in the middle of the night by the screeches of an unwelcome guest, this week we have stories about animal sounds and interactions with nature, for better or worse!
? Fact Check: The intro to this episode includes a line about carpet snake bites never healing. We’ve done some research and we’re not sure that’s 100% true. Probably best to steer clear of them anyway though! ?
When The Frogs Go Silent by Jacinta Bowler
Frogs have been suffering through their own pandemic. In the last few months, scientists have been rushing to understand a huge mass die off of green tree frogs. Jacinta investigates what’s happening, how it all started and how we can help all help by going for a walk without headphones.
Producer: Jacinta Bowler
Supervising Producer: Maddy Macquine
Music: Avenoir by Mathilda Skonare Karlsson
Image: Stephen Michael Barnett, creativecommons.org
Find out more about Frog ID, an initiative of the Australian Museum, and you can download the app on any app store.
If you see a dead or sick frog, please record the with locality and photo if possible and email firstname.lastname@example.org
Blood Guts and a Dead Animal by Gaye Lawrence
Gaye hears the cries of a wild animal and she’s forced to do something she never thought she’d do. This story was told as part of the Pine Creek Gold Rush Festival. You can find this story and more at SPUN Stories, a live storytelling event in Darwin, showcasing extraordinary stories from the Northern Territory. SPUN also has a podcast, just search for SPUN Stories wherever you get your podcasts.
Written and read by Gaye Lawrence
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Production Manager: Danni Stewart
Editorial Manager: Mell Chun
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