MYS148: Australia is known for many strange, dangerous animals, but one famous cryptid from Down Under is the fearsome Drop Bear. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli, with help from Matt Fradd and the Catholics of Oz, recount what we know about the Drop Bear and how to protect ourselves against it.
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Links for this episode:
- Pints With Aquinas podcast (Matt Fradd)
- The Catholics of Oz podcast
- Animal Call from beginning of show
- Mythical Animals That Turned Out to Be Real
- Australian Museum’s Page on Drop Bears
- Drop Bear
- History of Australia
- Capt. James Cook
- Joseph Banks
- Dropbears (musical group)
- Myths About Koalas
- Koala Fingerprints
- ITV Report on Drop Bears
- Crazy Fight Video
- Scientific Name of the Loch Ness Monster
- Tasmanian Tiger/Wolf (Including Video)
- Whimsical, Absurd Scientific Names & Where They Came From
- Why Do Venomous Animals Live in Warm Climates (video)
- Volker Janssen’s journal article on GNSS Tracking of Drop Bears
- Australian Geographic article on Drop Bears targeting tourists
- Great Value Vacations Drop Bear page
- Come To Australia Song
- Really Disturbing Video
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