What the world needs in these troubled times is someone to blame. A scapegoat or, in this instance, a scapepangolin.

For it turns out everyone’s favourite curly, scaley, insect-snuffling-y, heavily trafficked nature weirdos are very much in the dock for unleashing Covid-19 on the world. But is all as it seems? Dave has read some SCIENCE, and reveals all.

Also this week, an absolute thug of a plant. If you encounter Giant Hogweed, for pete’s sake just give it whatever it wants and back away quietly.

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