posted on Feb, 18 2007 @ 04:00 AM
As like the other Aussies here have said "someones yanking your chain"about snakes in the loo,thats ridiculous,pay no attention.
I live in Western Australia,though have spent a holiday in Queensland and loved it.
Though Australia has more than her fair share of bitties,I have never lost an animal to them in 40 odd years,neither have I known anyone personally
who has.It could be possible though.
Red Back spiders while venomous are not aggressive,when I see one in the yard I will kill it,though this is probably being overly cautious .Its highly
unlikely your dog would ever see one because they like to be well hidden in a dark place,like under or in old drums/logs etc for example,they keep to
themselves,people who are unfortunate enough to be bitten is usually through picking up those objects without looking underneath first and placing
their hand directly on them.
Snakes vary in species from area to area,but depending on where you are you may not see one for as long as you live.If you take your dog out in the
bush for a walk,just keep it on a lead for peace of mind.
Ticks could be a real concern in Rockhamton
as a lot of cattle is breed up
there,check your dog daily.
I`m sure your brother has informed you that Northern Queensland is very humid,it would definitely be a different world temperature wise and culturally
than England,it would be hard for many Aussies to live up north until acclimatized,this will be your biggest challenge I think.
Oh and when you come here,you have to support the Aussie cricket team and slag off at the English or you will probably be sent home. j/k