I’ve been known to describe, at length, the uniqueness of Australia’s natural heritage. Mostly it involves heroic tales of me seeing, but not being accosted by, variously dangerous animals. What I didn’t realise is that our animals are a bunch of copycats.
Over at Around the World with a Vagabond, Christy’s made a hilarious and compelling case, using pictures, that what we consider to be uniquely Australian is actually just a mish-mash of other animals stolen (ha) from other continents. Check it out!