QLD: An ecologist stumbled upon a carpet python tucking into winged midnight snack.
Bridie Smith, Science Editor "They just happened to have two dead brolgas in their freezer that had died of natural causes so they were kind enough to provide them."
Alana Schetzer St Kilda's famous penguin colony is suffering from the poor health of Port Phillip Bay, with researchers finding the penguins carry high levels of arsenic, mercury and lead in their blood.
As frog numbers decline nationally and internationally, the ACT's frog population has proven healthy, despite the urban growth.
MADELEINE McNEIL & JONO PECH VIC: The carcass of a young humpback whale has washed up on south-west beach.
Kate Aubusson The extraordinary case of a chimpanzee mother caring for her disabled infant in the wild may help scientists understand how human beings care for children with disabilities.
PICTURES: See who's waiting for adoption at Bendigo and Castlemaine.
Bridie Smith, Science Editor For those sick of doing the 'Aussie salute' while juggling a stubby and barbecue tongs, help is on its way - in the form of a dung beetle.