Wrestling a saltwater crocodile, wrangling a deadly king brown or milking a funnel-web spider to make anti-venom. It’s all in a morning’s work for wildlife expert Tim Faulkner.
Then there’s the giant Galapagos tortoise to weigh, the baby wombat to feed, the flying fox to rescue and a new species of native bird to discover. That still leaves time in this passionate conservationist’s day to release a blue-tongued lizard, tag a wild platypus and save the Tasmanian devil from extinction.
Tim criss-crosses Australia walking in the footsteps of dinosaurs, milking sea snakes, counting crocs, witnessing turtles nesting, checking up on threatened species and accompanying humpback whales as they migrate south with their calves.