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

  1. jetkins Jun 11, 2018

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    ... and Hoop Snakes.
     
  2. jetkins Jun 18, 2018

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  3. larryganz The cable guy Jun 18, 2018

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    In Colorado the rattlesnakes want to get us - caught this 3 foot rattler in our backyard last week. My puppy and I surprised it on our Tuesday morning walk and scared it into it's den, rather than scaring it into striking us only 3 feet away. I almost needed to change my trousers.

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  4. Dan S Jun 18, 2018

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    Holy crap! I'm in CO too, and I have dogs. This is my biggest fear. Much more than the lions and bears.
     
  5. queriver Jun 18, 2018

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    What do you do with them? Do they need to go a Govt regulated safe space for counselling?
     
  6. ulackfocus Jun 18, 2018

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    If you ever met a rattlesnake, you'd know they have to complete an anger management course first.
     
  7. BlackTalon This Space for Rent Jun 18, 2018

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    That was with the old administration. These days it would be given a cabinet post :D
     
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  8. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jun 21, 2018

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  9. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 21, 2018

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  10. ONEWATCH Irony embodied Jun 21, 2018

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    Here is north central Ohio, we have some very demoness animals. For further information cut and paste the below link. 20180621_094535.jpg
     
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  11. jetkins Jun 21, 2018

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    I was so scared I soiled my armor.
     
  12. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jul 21, 2018

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  13. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jul 21, 2018

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    The forward roll he does when the cops tell him to get on the ground is hilarious.

    I'm off to Bunnings now being a Sunday
     
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  14. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Jul 21, 2018

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    Have a snag sanger for me :D.
     
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  15. marco Jul 21, 2018

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    This is how we roll in Perth !
    Maybe this could be the basis of a new Bunnings ad ?
     
  16. jetkins Jul 22, 2018

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    Oi! Oi! Oi!
     
  17. queriver Aug 6, 2018

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  18. Professor Aug 6, 2018

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    Realized I've been bitten by a brown recluse. Luckily it was a very small one or I brushed it aside before I got a full load of venom.
    I had thought it was a claw mark from moving my cranky old cat out of the PC chair while he was asleep. I get plenty of those.
    Just a few minutes ago I remembered when the bite must have happened. Late one night I was moving some old blankets and felt a sharp poke like from a splinter in the cloth. There were splinters around there from an old desk top I'd been peeling the veneer off of. The clothes baskets were on the desk top. I didn't give it a second thought at the time.

    This mark turned black in the center with a pink spot and red outer circle. The very small black spot turned out to be dead skin rather than a scab. Thats when I realized it wasn't a cat scratch. I've been having serious joint pain in the right hand, though that's nothing new the pain pills haven't helped at all with it.

    I think the worst is over with no lasting harm. The red area has nearly faded away and no sign of spreading or going deep in the tissue. The joint pain has eased up and nearly gone away. No sign of secondary infection.

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    Will seal up that room and bug bomb it. I'd bug bomb the whole house but have nowhere to put all five cats at one time. Later I'll seal the cats in that room with two windows open and bug bomb the rest of the house. I'll use tape around the door.
     
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  19. larryganz The cable guy Aug 6, 2018

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    @Professor you got lucky. I remember a few BR bite victims during my medical training, who had large deep wounds that needed to be packed with gauze for weeks (and even months) before the good tissue filled in the holes left after debridement.
     
  20. Professor Aug 6, 2018

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    I picked away some more of the dead tissue. It went a little deeper than I'd thought but not much. The dead tissue is surprisingly hard. The whole center of the bite was only about 1/8" diameter with the reddish outer rim about 3/4" diameter, the dead tissue perhaps 1/8" deep.
    Just woke from a nap and the pain in my hand is completely gone. In fact its a bit disturbing that there's now no pain at all with no transition. Almost too comfortable.
    I suppose the tissue between the joints was swollen and the swelling and inflamation just went away.

    I guess its four or five days since I suspect I was bitten.
     
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