While most of us spend life bustling about in the city and suburbs, there are animals amongst us that we rarely see. Tonight, Adrian from Animals Anonymous will shed some light on the South Australian animals that fly, slither, dash, and swim about in the pockets of nature we have left for them.
This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is 2013 Tempranillo from Between The Vines.
Nigel will try to stump us in IS IT NEWS on the topic of animals.
In 100 Weeks Ago we hear from George Inglis on the loss of land to roads.
We have the results of our listener survey.
And in the musical pilgrimage … Dan Drummond’s found a song by The Lizards.
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Running Sheet: Animals Amongst Us
|If I feel something slithering along my thigh …
|Theme and Introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
|SA Drink Of The Week
|Between The Vines 2013 Tempranillo Adelaide Hills … tasting notes coming Sunday
|Stories Without Notice
We have results of our podcast survey so a big thank you to people who filled it in. Here are some observations.
The things people liked included
The things people were not as happy about
A few weeks ago, we named the Adelaide Snake Lizard as the official mascot of The Adelaide Show podcast. As fate would have it, the following week, Steve met Adrian from Animals Anonymous at an event where he was able to share more stories about this interesting creature. He also was surrounded by a mini-zoo of native birds, reptiles, amphibians, and marsupials, so we just had to invite him into our conversational habitat so we could chew the fat over the animals amongst us.
I probably shouldn’t say chew the fat. What Australian animals do we eat?
Let’s start with the Adelaide Snake Lizard. Mark Thomson from episode 199 said he used to play with them in the quarry around Blackwood in the Adelaide Hills. Can you describe them? Would you “play” with them?
What is the difference between snakes and lizards?
Where do we see them?
What do they eat?
I went to Black Hill conservation park on Sunday and there is a big sign warning about snakes. Why do they instill fear?
And given it was 15 degrees, was I right in telling my girls there was nothing to worry about?
What is the golden rule when bumping into a snake while bushwalking? Are there some days or some areas where you just should say, no, not today?
Listener, Maggie Harriman made the comment: More people don’t understand why we NEED these animals in our environment. We also need to teach people how to live with them.
What native animals can we co-inhabit with, eg, birds seem easy and people try to live with possums but we don’t seem to live with snakes all that well.
Koalas. You do work with schools about how animals have adapted over the years. I believe Invictoo Koala was a prehistoric ancestor to today’s koala (Professor Flint has a song about that – he is on our show next week). What do you know about them?
I learned how to find koalas recently. Should we steer clear?
How can you spot frogs? We heard them but could not see them?
What are some of the “darlings” of nature that live amongst us?
What are some of the dangers?
Introduce us to some of your animals: bettongs, potoroos, gliders, dunnarts, crocodiles, goannas, dragons, geckos, turtles, pythons, frogs, falcons, frogmouths, parrots
Are are schools doing the right thing in your field?
|Is It News?
Nigel challenges the panel to pick the fake story from three stories from South Australia’s past.
The Advertiser March 1952
News January 1912
The Advertiser November 1941
|100 Weeks Ago
|In 100 Weeks Ago, we dig into the vault to find a snippet of our interview with George Inglis, a man who is self-described as a policy wonk and who entertained and informed us with commentary about society and public infrastructure for a year or two. Nowadays he needs to maintain a smaller public profile but back in episode 103 he got talking about urban sprawl and the fear that it is taking away fertile land and covering it in housing stock.
| Musical Pilgrimage
|And our song this week is Rolling With The Punches by The Lizards, selected by our musical curator Dan Drummond.
|Does the parrot bite? … Sherriff is a fantastic surname … Animals in the vineyard
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