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Ozepete
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17 hours ago, Salty Dog said:

Oi mates, let's hear from you Aussies about your personal encounters with deadly creatures down under...

Not deadly but a real nuisance... mouse plague up in the desert. There was just a sea of them and once they ate an area out they would chew everything, wiring and seats on my drill rig, dozer, cruisers etc.  At night they would chew around your finger nails and ears so you would wake up bleeding. We eventually got smart and dozed a clearing (about 3 acres) and put all the machines etc and slept there because the mice didn't like going on the clear.

Back in the camp for entertainment (and revenge) I set up a long horizontal 3/8" metal rod about an inch above a piece of flat metal. A high voltage ignition coil was connected to the rod on which we wrapped with some food goodies, and earth to the flat!

Sat back and within minutes there would be a row of mice each side munching on the rods goodies... time for lift off.. hit the switch and watch them do vertical lift offs, backwards somersaults, etc. Spectacular antics some would spring up a meter or more..   Well it does get boring out there at times!

An old uncle told us about the flour and cement dust trick and that works great but there was just too many of them. They were everywhere but suddenly the disappeared! :scratch_head:

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noddle
On 6/5/2020 at 7:12 AM, Salty Dog said:

So Aussies just tell the rest of the world this to keep us from moving there and mucking things up...

 

ohhhh, they forgot the cute little blue ring octopus...  so cute to play with.....

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to_dave007

On a serious note...

"A 3m (10ft) great white shark has killed a surfer in northern New South Wales, police in the Australian state have said.

The shark bit the leg of the surfer, aged between 50 and 60, off Kingscliff, 800km (500 miles) north of Sydney.

Several "heroic" boarders tried to help the man by fighting off the shark but although he was brought to the beach, he died there of his wounds.

This is the third fatal shark attack in Australian waters this year."

 

Full story here... https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-52953795

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Captain Camiguin
On 6/5/2020 at 7:06 AM, cookie47 said:

Haa haaaa,,Yes I think ours are more stealthy just waiting quietly and patient to get ya,,, turn up in ya bed,,, like 170 species of snake with 100 being venomous, and Sydney's funnel web spider.....AND,,Not forgetting the redback spider(cousin of the black widow) that likes living under the toilet seat.

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Captain Camiguin

Is th kangaruu eats peeples ? Mi frund say Australia no sleps in th jungles coz kagaruus eat yu ? Is tru yes ?

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Headshot
6 hours ago, Captain Camiguin said:

Is tru yes ?

It must be true. Your friend wouldn't lie to you, would he? :rolleyes:

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Captain Camiguin

Salamat dong, isa tru ok, mi Australia frund no talk me stury yes. Me ahappy now.

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SkyMan
On 6/6/2020 at 5:49 PM, noddle said:

ohhhh, they forgot the cute little blue ring octopus...  so cute to play with.....

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mikecon3

Happened this week, thought you guys would get a kick out of it. This one's a whopper! This guy was so worried about getting it on film he's lucky he didn't pass out and become lunch!

 

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mikecon3

I can't imagine riding down the road and having a snake coiling around my leg! Sounds like he was trying to break the land speed record to get to the hospital, thought he was bit.

As with a lot of Fox News articles, the comments for this were hilarious.

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https://www.foxnews.com/world/australia-man-venomous-snake-driving-highway-police

Australia man fends off venomous snake with knife, seatbelt while driving

An Australian man fought off one of the world’s deadliest snakes with only a knife and a seatbelt after the serpent coiled around his leg while driving on a highway, authorities said.

Queensland police pulled over the 27-year-old man speeding at 76 mph (123 km/h) on Dawson Highway around 5 p.m. local time on June 15, police said in a statement Tuesday.

The driver, identified only as “Jimmy,” claimed a brown snake had slithered its way through his truck’s gear shift and attacked him.

“I’m driving along at 100 km/h (62 mph), and I just started to brake,” Jimmy said. “And the more I moved my legs … it started to wrap around me. Its head just started striking at the (driver’s seat) chair, between my legs.”

Jimmy told police he used a knife and his seatbelt to kill the eastern brown snake, which is one of the world’s deadliest, before speeding to the nearest hospital. He appeared in a state of shock, telling the officer he feared for his life and wasn’t sure whether the snake bit him.

"I think it has bitten me, it was in the car with me,” he can be heard saying in police video released Tuesday. “You can feel my heart, mate.”

The officer found the dead snake in the back of Jimmy’s truck and called for help from his patrol car.

"Although the traffic officer had heard his fair share of excuses for speeding, he soon realized this was not just another colorful tale and promptly sought medical assistance," the police statement said.

Paramedics arrived and determined that while Jimmy had not been bitten, he was suffering from shock.

“It was pretty terrifying,” Jimmy said of the ordeal. “I’ve never been so happy to see red and blue lights.”

 

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Ozepete
6 hours ago, mikecon3 said:

I can't imagine riding down the road and having a snake coiling around my leg! Sounds like he was trying to break the land speed record to get to the hospital, thought he was bit.

As with a lot of Fox News articles, the comments for this were hilarious.

 

Saw this here in Oz.... Jimmy should line up for an academy award!  :thumbsup: but he is probably too busy down the pub skitting about taking the piss out of those coppers.. :rofl:

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Dafey

Samuel Jackson's next movie...Snakes on a truck

 

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An Australian man fought off a deadly snake while driving on the highway.

Police in Queensland, Australia, said in a news release published Tuesday that a 27-year-old, identified only as "Jimmy," was driving down the highway at 100 kilometers (62 miles) per hour when he noticed the highly venomous eastern brown snake near his legs.

Jimmy said in the news release, which said the incident happened on June 15 near the town of Calliope, that he fought it off with his seatbelt and a knife.

A still image taken from a video shows an eastern brown snake after an encounter with a driver, who was trying to fight it off while coiling around his leg when police pulled him over in Calliope, Queensland, Australia June 15, 2020.JPG

"A brown snake or a tiger snake is in the back of the ute (truck), I think it has bitten me, it was in the car with me," Jimmy can be heard saying in video released by police. "You can feel my heart, mate."

Eastern brown snakes are considered one of Australia's most dangerous snakes, and the species is responsible for the most snakebite deaths in Australia.

 "The more I moved my legs… it just started to wrap around me," he said. "Its head just started striking at the (driver's seat) chair, between my legs."

He was able to kill the snake and sped to the hospital to be evaluated for snake bites. When police saw him speeding down the road at 123 kilometers (76 miles) per hour, they pulled him over.

Police called paramedics to the scene, and they confirmed Jimmy was safe and hadn't been bitten.

It was pretty terrifying, I've never been so happy to see red and blue lights," Jimmy said.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/australian-man-fights-off-deadly-205744494.html

 

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SkyMan

Was driving 55MPH down a country road lined with trees and bee hit my mirror and smacked me in the face hart and bounced into the leg of my shorts where I could feel it moving.  I thought I was going crash for sure but as I was slowing it hovered up and out the window.  More recently I had a similar experience with a centipede on my leg in Lapux2.  Sudden stop and out of the car, wife was freaking out.  I still can't imagine having to battle with a killer snake while driving.

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