So...what animal is gonna kill you in Australia?

DonDeeHippy

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I took at picture this arvo of our Wallaby we call it Mumma... As you can see it's very dry here
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my partners head is in the second pic..... Believe it or not they are on cooch grass.......The black dots are wallaby poo. The wallaby is a "red neck wallaby"
 
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mothra

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Okay, i've calmed down and had a reread and it's clear i got the wrong end of the stick.

I would like to humbly apologise to Don. Sorry for flying off the handle. I just got really protective of animals. It's a pet cause of mine. No excuses though, i should have listened to you instead of doubling down,

Unconditional apologies.
 

DonDeeHippy

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Okay, i've calmed down and had a reread and it's clear i got the wrong end of the stick.

I would like to humbly apologise to Don. Sorry for flying off the handle. I just got really protective of animals. It's a pet cause of mine. No excuses though, i should have listened to you instead of doubling down,

Unconditional apologies.
Appology fully accepted, thats why I did the picture so you knew I wasnt just backtracking. I too hate animal cruelty....
 

Aussie

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ALERT FOR MOTHRA......DO NOT LOOK.....YOU CAN PEEK......NO LOOKIES!




Female banded huntsman....big enough to have her own handbag.

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pinkeye

Wonder woman
Magnificent but scary.
I manage to keep them outside.. just like in the photo in prev post. They grow BIG.
THAT was what was on my car... in a post I made earlier. Huge long hairy legs..
Leave them alone.. they can get feisty.. their bite isn't lethal afaik.. just painful.. local swelling.. you know.. stuff you get over easy.

I had a beauty a couple of months ago.. I'd picked up a pile of fallen wood from my trees I had collected in one place.
Your average firewood-collecting look from the dark ages.. trudging down with the wood like a bundle in my arms.
But silly me, I had no long sleeves or protection.. I rarely see the critters.. they know me. But so, dumped the wood to be burned later and thought no more about. Next day had a significant swelling coming up on the forearm where the wood rested. It was hot, and you could see ... well it must have been a spider bite.. a big one.. it swelled and was hot for at least a week.. two red spots were visible , a considerable space apart.... it WAS a mystery to me until I remembered the bite. I was walking briskly and felt a hot sensation on that arm .. I clearly remember it.. I shook my arm a little, frowned, ignored it and continued on to dump the wood.

It is interesting,, it could have been some other type , but in any case I didn't see the spider, just the bite.

Not the first and likely not the last. Life in the Bush.
 
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HBS Guy

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At a geology camp someone put another log on the fire. . .out came a big ugly centipede only to fall on the hot coals and burned in a second. Guy who had put the log on was a bit shaken.
 

SethBullock

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Insects
Published 6 hours ago
Washington state bug hunters find first ever Asian giant 'murder hornets' nest in US


Washington state bug hunters have located the first-ever Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S., it was announced Friday.

The announcement came from the Washington State Department of Agriculture which said that initial plans to eliminate the nest have been put off until Saturday due to inclement weather in Blaine where the nest was found in a tree cavity.

The successful detection of a nest came after a WSDA trapper collected two live Asian giant hornets -- known as murder hornets -- on Wednesday and two more live hornets were found in another trap on Thursday.

Three of the trapped hornets were tagged with radio trackers and one of those led entomologists back to its nest Thursday morning, officials said.

“The nest is inside the cavity of a tree located on private property near an area cleared for a residential home, WSDA said. “While Asian giant hornets normally nest in the ground, they are occasionally found nesting in dead trees.”

The first confirmed detection of an Asian giant hornet in Washington state was made in December 2019 and the first hornet was caught in July.

It takes only a small number of the aggressive hornets to wipe out an entire honey bee hive in a matter of hours.

Their sting can be extremely painful to humans.


From Fox News
 

HBS Guy

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DON’T LOOK MOTHRA!


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Seth: I showed Annie (living in Berkeley CA) a photo of the road going to the Qld gemfields—she was a bit freaked out by “all those semis on the wrong side of the road!”

If you look at the whole video (wholehearted swearing) you will see I think 5 cars driving on the wrong side of the road!
 

SethBullock

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DON’T LOOK MOTHRA!


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Seth: I showed Annie (living in Berkeley CA) a photo of the road going to the Qld gemfields—she was a bit freaked out by “all those semis on the wrong side of the road!”

If you look at the whole video (wholehearted swearing) you will see I think 5 cars driving on the wrong side of the road!
American tourists, no doubt.
 
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