Walruses – Varmints! – 60


This week on Varmints! we look at the wonderful, whopping, winsome walruses! Flop on over for a splashy adventure. Doodly doodly doodly hi hi hi hi hi!

But first, the news!

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Want to learn about walrus communication? Head on over to Walrus World!


 We just don’t communicate anymore, Bob.

Check out ET the Walrus vocalizing his face off. Video courtesy of YouTube user PtDefianceZoo1.

Untranslatable. Adorable.

If you’re up for a brainy article about vibrissae, we will hook you up. Go on, egghead, you know you want to. The tactile sensitivity of the mystacial vibrissae of a Pacific Walrus.

Check. It. Out.

Swanson Pyramid of Greatness. Courtesy of RSSing.com.


Fish meat is practically a vegetable.

 Remember Tennessee Tuxedo? Video courtesy of YouTube user Rayo P.

Durrrr, okay, Tennessee.


Now you know a bit more about walruses than you did this morning! What’s your opinion on them? We want to hear from you! Send us your suggestions for animals you’d like to hear us talk about, volunteer your rugrat to say something on our podcast, or just drop us a line about anything at varmintspodcast@gmail.com! We might even read your fascinating email on the show.

Your feedback is always welcome!

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Music used:
“Dubakupado”, “Quirky Dog”, “Sneaky Adventure”, “Monkeys Spinning Monkeys”
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
“Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Pictures used:
Featured image: Head Portrait Close Up Female Walrus Face,  CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0)