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Our show often focuses on interesting people and places. But in this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, the team shares memorable encounters they’ve had with animals—everything from parakeets to a very special opossum.

We want to hear your stories, too! Give us a call at (315) 992-7902, and leave a message telling us your name, and about your own animal encounter. You can also record a voice memo and email it to us at We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Our podcast is an audio guide to the world’s wondrous, awe-inspiring, strange places. In under 15 minutes, we’ll take you to an incredible site, and along the way you’ll meet some fascinating people and hear their stories. Join us daily, Monday through Thursday, to explore a new wonder with cofounder Dylan Thuras and a neighborhood of Atlas Obscura reporters.

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