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Not all things in Australia want to kill you..........

  1. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Apr 15, 2018

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    The Leichhardt's grasshopper in Kakadu NT

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  2. Emeister Donut-eatin desk-divin wannabe-astronaut fat dude Apr 15, 2018

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    ^^^^^^
    Now that's a MARDI GRASshopper.

    Does the NZ Weta "attack" like the similar looking 'Parktown Prawn' of South Africa?
     
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  3. Muttley Apr 15, 2018

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    Nope - pretty harmless, just damn big :D
     
  4. 77deluxe Apr 15, 2018

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    Harmless until they figure out their strength and band together for nefarious purposes....
     
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  5. jetkins Apr 16, 2018

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    D'you suppose two of them could carry a coconut?
     
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  6. ewand Apr 16, 2018

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    Are they African or European grasshoppers...
     
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  7. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Apr 16, 2018

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  8. 77deluxe Apr 16, 2018

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    Yes, and three could crack it, but it would only be enough to feed one.
     
  9. aluxtrader Apr 16, 2018

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    These are awesome!@!
     
  10. ulackfocus Apr 16, 2018

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    How do you know so much about grasshoppers?

    Well, you have to know these things when you're Australian, you know.
     
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  11. jetkins Apr 16, 2018

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    Are there those that call you...Tim?
     
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  12. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Apr 16, 2018

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    They are a great fishing bait. ;)

    The fish up my way are known to take baby ducks. ( but with all the crocodiles ducks don't spend much time in the water :cautious: )
     
  13. ONEWATCH Irony embodied Apr 16, 2018

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    I have a pond and a hatchling duck has a half life of around 6 hours following Mommy duck in and out of the pond. They are called Large Mouth Bass for a reason. I have seen them wipe out 7 of 9 in one day.
     
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  14. MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Apr 16, 2018

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    Worth reading for this metaphor alone:

    "Surf photographer Peter Jovic saw the attack on Mr Travaglini and said everyone was 'walking around like stunned mullets' afterwards."
     
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  15. MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Apr 16, 2018

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    I'll bet duckling-fed bass is TASTY
     
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  16. ulackfocus Apr 16, 2018

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    New fishing lure:

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  17. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Apr 17, 2018

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    So if it's a turducken = turkey duck chicken


    Would it be duckass
     
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  18. ONEWATCH Irony embodied Apr 21, 2018

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    Bass is about the same taste as carp. Not very good at all. Bluegill are good but it takes so many to make a meal. Best around these parts are Walleye.
     
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  19. blubarb Apr 29, 2018

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  20. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Apr 29, 2018

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