CAPE OTWAY, Australia - Cicadas act as a backdrop, an orchestral build behind the real music. If you're near water, you can hear the frogs begin snoring, rich and pleasant. Some nights you can hear the bats as they patrol for insects, blipping away like the sound of a fork on a plate, but the volume turned low. Together, they sound like a summer night.
It is then that the cutest and most charismatic of Australian wildlife turns this soothing night music into an M. Night Shamylan score: the koala.