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Message 1579005 - Posted: 28 Sep 2014, 9:08:48 UTC

It's that time of the year again when our most deadliest creatures here are on the move again.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/australias-most-dangerous-animals-are-coming-to-a-town-near-you/story-fnjwkt0b-1227073057952

You have been warned, so take care. ;-)

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Message 1579095 - Posted: 28 Sep 2014, 15:56:46 UTC - in response to Message 1579005.  

Say Wiggo, does the "Out Back Jumping Snake" still
hold the world record for distance jumped?


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Message 1579116 - Posted: 28 Sep 2014, 16:44:26 UTC - in response to Message 1579095.  

Say Wiggo, does the "Out Back Jumping Snake" still
hold the world record for distance jumped?


That's the 1st time that I've ever heard that term Ian, so what it actually refers to I havn't a clue, though both Redbellied Black and Tiger snakes have both been reported as being able to jump when trying to escape a predator. Though neither can be classed as "outback" snakes as their ranges are much closer to being "coastal".

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Message 1579201 - Posted: 28 Sep 2014, 23:16:17 UTC
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I will make sure to watch out... thanks Wiggo :)

Came across a few multi-limbed deadlies in Africa and had some close calls with a couple of mamba's but now I'm more of a hazard to myself than of critters :/

edit: think I remember them trying a "wall" of bubbles to protect bathers from Tiger Sharks off the coast of South Africa at one point. It worked well - except the sharks enjoyed the sensation so much, they swam up and down the bubble wall - which put everyone off going into the sea due to the number of parading fins going backwards and forwards :)
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Message 1579250 - Posted: 29 Sep 2014, 3:08:41 UTC - in response to Message 1579005.  

I didn't expect the magpie on that list. Are they the ones from The Birds?
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Message 1579255 - Posted: 29 Sep 2014, 3:30:56 UTC

I was never afraid of sharks until I capsized my sea kayak 1km off the coast of Barwon Heads. Fortunately my girlfriend rescued me before I got eaten.
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Message 1579256 - Posted: 29 Sep 2014, 3:33:20 UTC - in response to Message 1579250.  

I didn't expect the magpie on that list. Are they the ones from The Birds?

At this time of year they certainly are and the plovers around here are also doing the same thing. :-(

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Message 1579295 - Posted: 29 Sep 2014, 6:06:25 UTC - in response to Message 1579256.  

I had a close encounter with a bee today. :(
I killed it cold. I hate spiders, bees, snakes.
We don't have some most of what is mentioned in the article.

Interesting read, Wiggo :-)
Going to have a problem sleeping tonight. Critters on the brain now. :(
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Message 1579325 - Posted: 29 Sep 2014, 9:29:06 UTC - in response to Message 1579295.  

I had a close encounter with a bee today. :(
I killed it cold. I hate spiders, bees, snakes.
We don't have some most of what is mentioned in the article.

Interesting read, Wiggo :-)
Going to have a problem sleeping tonight. Critters on the brain now. :(

I'd suggest that if you ever visit here Lynn to do it during our winter time then. ;-)

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Message 1579347 - Posted: 29 Sep 2014, 11:31:27 UTC - in response to Message 1579256.  

Yes, when I was about 8 or 9, I was repeatedly swooped-on by a Magpie, at the Canberra War Memorial - and the damned thing 'drew blood'! I've never experienced behaviour like it since and I have a loathing for Magpies from that day forwards, even though I think they are striking in appearance (no pun intended).
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Message 1579496 - Posted: 29 Sep 2014, 18:26:34 UTC
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We had a dodgy seagull somewhere on the South coast I think a few years ago - only went for bald heads. Haven't heard any more about it but it was quite a long time ago. I vaguely remember someone thinking it might have been a chick he'd raised that used to sit on his head and use it to clean his beak after he'd been fed.

Magpies DO love shiny things to decorate their nests with... and... you DO have shiny glossy locks Iona :) could the two be related?

Our dog and I ????? me ?????? were attacked by crows once when we were out walking - but that was because they were protecting a pre-fledged youngster that had fallen out of the nest and had broken a leg.
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Message 1579690 - Posted: 29 Sep 2014, 22:36:52 UTC - in response to Message 1579325.  

I had a close encounter with a bee today. :(
I killed it cold. I hate spiders, bees, snakes.
We don't have some most of what is mentioned in the article.

Interesting read, Wiggo :-)
Going to have a problem sleeping tonight. Critters on the brain now. :(

I'd suggest that if you ever visit here Lynn to do it during our winter time then. ;-)

Cheers.


Thanks for the suggestion, Wiggo.
Problem for me flying. 14 hour flight over water, Nope. :(
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Message 1579792 - Posted: 30 Sep 2014, 5:19:36 UTC - in response to Message 1579496.  

We had a dodgy seagull somewhere on the South coast I think a few years ago - only went for bald heads. Haven't heard any more about it but it was quite a long time ago. I vaguely remember someone thinking it might have been a chick he'd raised that used to sit on his head and use it to clean his beak after he'd been fed.


I remember seagulls swooping down and grabbing Doritos out of my hand when I was a kid on a ferry boat somewhere in New England.
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Message 1579921 - Posted: 30 Sep 2014, 15:14:22 UTC - in response to Message 1579295.  

I had a close encounter with a bee today. :(
I killed it cold. I hate spiders, bees, snakes.
We don't have some most of what is mentioned in the article.

Interesting read, Wiggo :-)
Going to have a problem sleeping tonight. Critters on the brain now. :(

If you don't like bees, don't come see me at the museum after July. They really come out in August and September. We had a kid stung last Saturday.

The colder weather should take care of them.
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Message 1656152 - Posted: 23 Mar 2015, 22:08:06 UTC

Here's an interesting list of the world's top 25 most venomous snakes.



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Message 1656156 - Posted: 23 Mar 2015, 22:15:32 UTC - in response to Message 1656152.  

Gee Wiggo, I don't see the Double Fanged Snow
snake of Ellesmere Island on that list.....


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Message 1656164 - Posted: 23 Mar 2015, 22:54:57 UTC - in response to Message 1656156.  

Ha. The doubled fanged snow snake is for sissies. It is the triple fanged you have to look out for.

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Message 1656169 - Posted: 23 Mar 2015, 23:03:35 UTC

No snow here anymore.. Spring temperatures and clear skies, currently @11°C.
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