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The Dendrogaster parasite is the stuff of nightmares

Whether it’s fleas or ticks, hookworms or heartworms, bedbugs or lice, a horrifying array of parasites lurk in every corner, ready and waiting for a suitable host. These tiny creatures are irksome enough, but what’s truly terrifying is the parasites that completely overwhelm their hosts’ bodies, turning them into zombified shells.

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Sydneysiders: don’t step on the red-crowned toadlet

Sydney, it’s your time to shine, because this beautiful little frog has made its choice. Found nowhere else on Earth except a tiny pocket in the Sydney Basin, the red-crowned toadlet (Pseudophryne australis) is a rare sight to see, so it’s worth knowing what to look (and hear) for.