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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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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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