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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Sizzling Sausages » 25 Jan 2018, 22:18

I just can't see this ending well...
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby elderlyfemalerelativ » 25 Jan 2018, 23:09

Carry a gradient with you at all times
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 26 Jan 2018, 05:31

Sizzling Sausages wrote:I just can't see this ending well...
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/nation ... 4yywi.html

Goodness!! Maybe the spider is cunningly waiting for an increased food source to develop.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Spitfire666 » 26 Jan 2018, 07:06

RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote:
Sizzling Sausages wrote:I just can't see this ending well...
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/nation ... 4yywi.html

Goodness!! Maybe the spider is cunningly waiting for an increased food source to develop.

That was my thought too. :?
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 26 Jan 2018, 08:25

A friend of mine who lives in Victoria (Tiger snake country) just posted on FaceBook - he was out in his yard earlier today and was bitten by a tiger snake!!!!! Fortunately he was wearing boots so only received a "little venom". Rushed to hospital by ambulance and treated with antivenin. A very lucky man. What amazed me was the photo he posted showing where the snake bit him - the fangs penetrated right through his thick leather boots :shock: :?
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Spitfire666 » 26 Jan 2018, 10:06

RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote:A friend of mine who lives in Victoria (Tiger snake country) just posted on FaceBook - he was out in his yard earlier today and was bitten by a tiger snake!!!!! Fortunately he was wearing boots so only received a "little venom". Rushed to hospital by ambulance and treated with antivenin. A very lucky man. What amazed me was the photo he posted showing where the snake bit him - the fangs penetrated right through his thick leather boots :shock: :?

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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Fairblue » 26 Jan 2018, 10:39

Spitfire666 wrote:
RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote:A friend of mine who lives in Victoria (Tiger snake country) just posted on FaceBook - he was out in his yard earlier today and was bitten by a tiger snake!!!!! Fortunately he was wearing boots so only received a "little venom". Rushed to hospital by ambulance and treated with antivenin. A very lucky man. What amazed me was the photo he posted showing where the snake bit him - the fangs penetrated right through his thick leather boots :shock: :?

:faint:

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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby kylie_koyote » 26 Jan 2018, 12:22

Wow!

He's a lucky man.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 26 Jan 2018, 12:41

kylie_koyote wrote:Wow!

He's a lucky man.


And to think I walk for km's in local bushland wearing shorts & sandshoes...think I'm going to have to invest in a lightweight suit of armour and/or steel shoes that come up to my waist. :toomuchcoffee:
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Tommy Smith » 26 Jan 2018, 13:01

What gets me with the bee wasp thing is that the bloke saw something shoot fast down a large hole so he lay down to look at it :shock:
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Kismet » 26 Jan 2018, 13:13

Tommy Smith wrote:What gets me with the bee wasp thing is that the bloke saw something shoot fast down a large hole so he lay down to look at it :shock:

And he is frightened of spiders!

How sweet that the two species have made friends.



That's rather shocking, rsg, that snake fangs can penetrate so far.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Tommy Smith » 26 Jan 2018, 13:20

I wonder if the bloke will be partially immune now.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby kylie_koyote » 26 Jan 2018, 15:16

Tommy Smith wrote:I wonder if the bloke will be partially immune now.


Maybe he'll develop super powers.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 27 Jan 2018, 05:41

Tommy Smith wrote:I wonder if the bloke will be partially immune now.

I'm not really sure, but I don't think snake venom works that way, TS.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby kylie_koyote » 31 Jan 2018, 16:23

Good Lor'
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Kismet » 31 Jan 2018, 16:48

I like the snake handler massaging the tennis ball out.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby id_ten_it » 04 Feb 2018, 08:16

Ugh. I hate snakes when they're slithering around my feet (or up my stair rail?! stupid snake) but leeches. leeches are the worst.

I'm sorry Australia.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 04 Feb 2018, 22:38

id_ten_it wrote:Ugh. I hate snakes when they're slithering around my feet (or up my stair rail?! stupid snake) but leeches. leeches are the worst.

I'm sorry Australia.


I hate snakes with a passion. I was far from impressed to discover after we'd built this house and moved in (12 years ago) that this area was an Eastern Brown habitat :shock: :? Keep my eyes peeled whenever I open our garden shed door, let me tell you!!! Haven't had to deal with leeches too often - a couple of times on Duke's Award expeditions I had girls with leeches (especially after one fell into a mountain creek whilst negotiating a crossing :roll: ). I think Mr RSG may have had to remove a few from his person on that occasion too - said girl overbalanced backwards, Mr RSG reached out to steady her and was pulled in to the creek as well :imao: Anyway, all leeches were removed and first aid rendered when we got them safely to dry land :yay:
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby id_ten_it » 05 Feb 2018, 01:48

RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote:
I hate snakes with a passion. I was far from impressed to discover after we'd built this house and moved in (12 years ago) that this area was an Eastern Brown habitat :shock: :?


That's nasty! Eastern Browns aren't exactly the friendliest of creatures, though I suppose that's a good thing?

RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote: Haven't had to deal with leeches too often - a couple of times on Duke's Award expeditions I had girls with leeches (especially after one fell into a mountain creek whilst negotiating a crossing :roll: ). I think Mr RSG may have had to remove a few from his person on that occasion too - said girl overbalanced backwards, Mr RSG reached out to steady her and was pulled in to the creek as well :imao: Anyway, all leeches were removed and first aid rendered when we got them safely to dry land :yay:


Oh dear!! I remember when doing a hike walking into a wasps nest, and running over a river to escape said wasps - that wasn't much fun but at least nobody fell into said nest!
Last time I was there I was invited out for a hike which I would have gone on had we not met people coming the other way simply covered in leeches. Not as bad as camel spiders but they're still pretty nasty.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Fairblue » 05 Feb 2018, 02:46

I've just Googled camel spiders and I am seriously impressed in a horrified way.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby id_ten_it » 05 Feb 2018, 11:58

I'm sorry you had to see that. Nobody should have to see a camel spider, even from the safety of a computer screen, without undergoing some sort of health and safety briefing first.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Fairblue » 05 Feb 2018, 12:26

id_ten_it wrote:I'm sorry you had to see that. Nobody should have to see a camel spider, even from the safety of a computer screen, without undergoing some sort of health and safety briefing first.

One day I might write one into a fanfic.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 05 Feb 2018, 21:05

Fairblue wrote:
id_ten_it wrote:I'm sorry you had to see that. Nobody should have to see a camel spider, even from the safety of a computer screen, without undergoing some sort of health and safety briefing first.

One day I might write one into a fanfic.

The camels are coming?...
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Kismet » 05 Feb 2018, 21:09

RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote:The camels are coming?...

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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 05 Feb 2018, 21:55

Kismet wrote:
RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote:The camels are coming?...

Groan

Sorry, Kismet. Couldn't resist :D
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby id_ten_it » 05 Feb 2018, 22:40

RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote:The camels are coming?...


:lol: YES

(but also please, give me a warning first or I might drop my laptop in fright!)
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 08 Feb 2018, 00:56

So Mr RSG casually comments last night, "I ran over a snake when I was out this afternoon - couldn't avoid it. It just suddenly slithered out under my nose. It was a brown-ish one...on the arterial road..."

Me: Did you check to see if it was still on the road behind you?

Him: Ummm...well, yes, but I couldn't see it anywhere.

Me: Have you checked around under the car at all?

Him (indignant): Yes. When I reached the petrol station I had a look but there was nothing there. It's all good.

Me: Did you lift the bonnet and see if it was all curled up around the engine somewhere warming itself?

Him: No. It's fine. I'm sure it just kept going into the bush.

Me: But you didn't see it after you ran over it?

Him: No.

Me: So it could still be under the car somewhere.

Him: Of course it's not. Anyway, I left the garage door open a crack when I came home so if it was still under the car, it most likely slithered out under the door and into the park over the road.

Me: Or it could be still curled up around the nice warm engine.

Him: How likely would that be?

So folks I might, or might not, have a brown-ish snake currently resident in my garage :shock: If it appears, I can assure you you'll hear the screams right around the globe...
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby Kismet » 08 Feb 2018, 01:15

This is very exciting, rsg. Schrodinger's snake. Simultaneously both in the car and not.
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Re: Meanwhile...back in Australia

Postby tiffinata » 08 Feb 2018, 02:50

A tiger snake was caught near Cranbourne South during the week. The catcher said it was the second biggest he caught this season.
I tell ya, the thing was well over 6ft long, and as almost as thick as my calf.
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