posted on Sep, 20 2006 @ 10:31 AM
Originally posted by HowlrunnerIV
Not DID you live in the bush. DO you live in the bush NOW with your young children?
I did with my oldest daughter until she was 6 and my twins were 2, we then moved to the city for work opportunities which is where i am now with my
4th daughter, help!!. My youngest hasnt experienced the bush yet but as soon as shes old enough i hope to. Ive had enough of city life.
While we were living outside of Alice i taught my kids the same things i was taught regarding snakes, scorpions, lizards and other potential nasties
that i was taught.
I spent the first 12 yrs of my life watching my grandfather and CSIRO guys handling these animals and on most occasions they used the same procedures
that i saw Steve Irwin using.
Myself and my younger sister DID grow up in the bush, without fences, miles from any emergency services so we WERE taught how to look after
This is were we grew up , this was my grandfathers cattle station before the govt purchased it from him, they then made him the head park ranger there
if your interested.
is an excerpt from Hansard regarding
my Grandfather during a debate on naming the road from Alice Springs to Simpsons Gap after him after he had passed away.
Bob, in 1950, left the police force and purchased Simpson’s Gap Station. One day, Bob was mustering cattle when his horse fell
on him and injured his back to such an extent that it was 12 months before he could move freely and, certainly, he was unable to
ride a horse again. He decided to sell the station to the federal government, who turned it into a national park. Bob was offered
the position of Curator in Charge and then became a member of the Reserves Board, resulting in him being one of the first rangers
in the Northern Territory.
So trust me when i say i have had a lot of experience with wildlife, particularly venemous snakes as we used to collect them for the CSIRO as well as
many other kinds of wildlife and Flora. I have no problems with your opinion of Steve Irwin, your entitled to it, the only thing i took exception too
was your attempt to state that the way he handled snakes as a bad influence on children. In that you are wrong. Thats all.