Koalas – Varmints! – 123



Koalas are cute, cuddly and NOT BEARS! Join Paul and Donna as they unpack the fascinating lives of these adorable little varmints from Down Under!

But first the news!

What would you do if you found a koala in your car? Do what Tim Whitrow did! Be nice! And hopefully they won’t damage your dashboard quite as badly.

Koalas eat poisonous leaves. Poisonous. How in the world do they do it? Nat Geo knows. Article courtesy of nationalgeographic.com


I’m eating what??

Koala fur! It’s thick and woolly and perfect for an animal that needs every calorie that it can get it’s hands on. Also BUTT PADS! Article courtesy of koalainfo.com


It’s essentially a built in memory foam something or another with a BUTT PAD!

How smart are koalas? According to three smart people they aren’t the sharpest knife in the shed. What do you think? Courtesy of Quora.com

There isn’t a lot going on up there but they’re smart enough to be koalas. Bless their little hearts.

Blinky Bill is HUGE in Australia! We had no idea. Thanks to our Varminion Anna for requesting this pop culture subject and YouTube user FlyingBarkChannel!

There are no koala superheroes or video games so the OTHER kid’s show we talked about is the Koala Brothers! Courtesy of YouTube user Koala Brothers TV

The future of koalas in the wild is very dire. More healthy little koalas like this one are needed. Article courtesy of theconservation.com


Koalas have human-like fingerprints! Who knew? Not us! We don’t have the koalafications. (You knew I was going to throw that joke in somewhere.) Article courtesy of livescience.com

Which is which?

Now you know a little more about koalas than you did this morning! What do you think of them? We want to hear from you! Send us your suggestions for animals you’d like to hear us talk about, or just drop us a line about anything at varmintspodcast@gmail.com! We might even read your email on the show.

Your feedback is always welcome!

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About our voice actors:
Kari McGinnis runs Blazing Caribou Studios and is a co-host on the podcasts Feast On History and Trivia Geeks Live.
Chris Braaten runs the Podfix Network and is a co-host on More Gooder Than.
Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast.
Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1)
Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime Bullshit.
Justine and Santiago are the hosts of the very funny Weird With You podcast.
Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty,
and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe.