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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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Ive heard people say over the years that just about everything in Australia is about to kill you..Well let's see. Snakes ,Nah, Most snakes will actively avoid you.Will only react if stepped on/or

All the time I  was watching this, I kept wondering "where is that person filming that from?"  From the angle and motion of the camera it almost looks like they are standing on the end of the porch. N

Actually, the person who filmed that video has known the mother bear since it was a cub, and knew her to be very friendly. He was surprised when she brought the cubs back to the guy's house to meet hi

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ive heard people say over the years that just about everything in Australia is about to kill you..Well let's see.

Snakes ,Nah, Most snakes will actively avoid you.Will only react if stepped on/or disturbed or you try to pick them up .If their in a suburban environment call an expert.

Sharks,Yes if you're a Surfer you take ya chances.. good luck...

Big red Kangaroo , Possibly in the wrong environment. Chances though Nah.

Crocodile,yes BUT Do your homework ,Don't swim,Heed warning signs.

Spider's,Generally Only one will kill you (Funnelweb) but there is an Anti venine.others unless your allergic. And that only found in a area around Sydney.

There are others , Blue ringed octopus,Box Jellyfish.Most people survive...and the incidence is low.

Below I've posted a Video with a special reference to dav007.

I certainly would not encounter this on my back porch in Australia so who's telling the truth... Should I be worried.

 

 

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49 minutes ago, cookie47 said:

Ive heard people say over the years that just about everything in Australia is about to kill you..Well let's see.

Snakes ,Nah, Most snakes will actively avoid you.Will only react if stepped on/or disturbed or you try to pick them up .If their in a suburban environment call an expert.

Sharks,Yes if you're a Surfer you take ya chances.. good luck...

Big red Kangaroo , Possibly in the wrong environment. Chances though Nah.

Crocodile,yes BUT Do your homework ,Don't swim,Heed warning signs.

Spider's,Generally Only one will kill you (Funnelweb) but there is an Anti venine.others unless your allergic. And that only found in a area around Sydney.

There are others , Blue ringed octopus,Box Jellyfish.Most people survive...and the incidence is low.

Below I've posted a Video with a special reference to dav007.

I certainly would not encounter this on my back porch in Australia so who's telling the truth... Should I be worried.

 

 

All the time I  was watching this, I kept wondering "where is that person filming that from?"  From the angle and motion of the camera it almost looks like they are standing on the end of the porch. Nothing is more dangerous than a mother bear with her cubs. That person must have had a death wish. They would have "barely" escaped with their life. 

 

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13 hours ago, Topper said:

All the time I  was watching this, I kept wondering "where is that person filming that from?"  From the angle and motion of the camera it almost looks like they are standing on the end of the porch. Nothing is more dangerous than a mother bear with her cubs. That person must have had a death wish. They would have "barely" escaped with their life.

Actually, the person who filmed that video has known the mother bear since it was a cub, and knew her to be very friendly. He was surprised when she brought the cubs back to the guy's house to meet him. He was quite surprised to see her, since she had lost her radio tracking collar, and had been declared missing. BTW, she has brought the cubs back several times since this video was shot, and Patrick has been able to watch the cubs grow up. Personally, I wouldn't recommend letting bears become too comfortable around humans, but whatever floats his boat, I guess. This happened in North Carolina in the US, NOT in Canada.

https://kingdomstv.com/have-such-a-good-relationship-she-introduces-him-to-her-newborns/

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5 hours ago, Headshot said:

This happened in North Carolina in the US, NOT in Canada.

The bear seemed very polite- are you sure she wasn't Canadian??

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