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

  1. ulackfocus Apr 29, 2018

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  3. BlackTalon This Space for Rent Apr 29, 2018

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    Not if my wife has a shoe handy...
     
  4. Professor Apr 29, 2018

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    I was bitten by a radioactive spider, now my wool socks are stuck to my hands.
     
  5. 77deluxe Apr 29, 2018

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    And safety goggles to mitigate the flying spatter.
     
  6. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector May 27, 2018

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    @JimInOz thought the spiders were big in his garage. Will send you something to take care of them if you want Jim.....;)

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  7. JimInOz Melbourne Australia May 27, 2018

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    We've got one living under the lid of the compost bin. I nearly peed my pants when I went to dump some cuttings in it the other day. Now I make sure I bang the lid with a stick so it knows to run away.
     
  8. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member May 27, 2018

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    I really wish so much of our wildlife wasn't protected, especially the fkn snakes. Red belly blacks aren't even endangered or anything but the penalty is bloody enormous.
     
  9. michael22 May 27, 2018

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    At least they aren't vicious.
     
  10. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member May 27, 2018

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    Yea but their Eastern Brown cousins aren't quite as friendly, and they can move. I think in QLD at least it is legal to kill them within 100m of a property or something as its considered an imminent threat, not sure the exact rules though
     
  11. queriver May 28, 2018

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    Snake in a stand-off with our neighbour's cat in our backyard in the middle of Sydney. Pool is 4m wide so the snake must have been about 2m. Probably a diamond python and therefore not poisonous but the cat was right to be wary. Sorry about the picture quality but my wife took the photo from the safety of an upstairs bedroom window. No way she was going to go outside, but she is from Europe!
     
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  12. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector May 28, 2018

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    Nothing's protected in my back yard Ash ;)

    (Except the 1.5 meter monitor lizard that dropped of the roof the other week that scared both me and the dogs)
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  13. makaria indica May 28, 2018

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    Thats a nice sized Barney, they taste pretty good
     
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  14. michael22 May 28, 2018

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    I'm well aquainted with the Eastern Brown. Been chased several times. Jogging isn't fast enough, one must run.
     
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  15. JimInOz Melbourne Australia May 28, 2018

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    I was trout fishing up past Bathurst some years ago. Walking through the reed beds (in bare feet) to get a good spot on the river when I trod on something that didn't feel right, looked down and saw the tail end of a red belly about 10 feet long. I went straight up in the air and ran across the fluffy tops of the reeds without coming down to land until I hit solid ground.

    Had it been a brownie I doubt I'd be here now.

    OK, it might not have been 10 feet, maybe closer to 3, but it looked f'n huge at the time.
     
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  16. michael22 May 28, 2018

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    Every black snake I've trod on has been gone by the time I landed.
     
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  17. ulackfocus May 28, 2018

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    Just shout "Oh my GOD, it's COMING RIGHT AT ME!!!!!" before pulling the trigger and you'll have a few witnesses that will hear you and testify you were in imminent danger.
     
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  18. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jun 5, 2018

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  19. michael22 Jun 8, 2018

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  20. dinexus Jun 11, 2018

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    ...careful, I heard they attract Drop Bears.