Aka. Ep. 54 "Havenworlder discover Christmas Beetles" -- Mike
[AN: "despite being Australian" is an entire mood NGL]
"It's November," said the guide. "It's Christmas Beetle season." This, seemingly apropos of nothing, was a warning to be taken seriously, since it did come from an Australian about Australian wildlife.
"Are they toxic?" worried Frip. "Venomous, poisonous, or attack-minded?" Frip had learned a lot from their trip to Australia so far. Going to see Australia might be doing Frip a great deal of good epigenetically, but that could only work if she survived to pass on her genes.
"Er. Probably not healthy for you to eat them. They're harmless, actually. It's just that there's a lot of them. Might be a bit alarming for you." Human Arn said. "I got one here to show you. Nice and safe."
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