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Australia's Deadliest. Thanks for the Fosters beer and the Body Bag.

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posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 01:32 PM
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Slightly off topic but I had to say this since I did not in my posts so far on this thread. In regards to Steve Irwin aka The Croc Hunter..I must say that I admired him and miss him very much. He was a steady fixture in my household well on the T.V. that is on the Animal Planet. You see I have 2 twin boys that are 6 now and they grew up watching Mr. Irwin. With that and my little bit of animal knowledge actually I love animals they now have a profound sense of understanding animals and respect for creatures we have around us. Just a quick thanx to The Croc Hunter from my boys and I, we will never forget the lessons and messages you shared with us. You will always live in our hearts and mind.




posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 01:41 PM
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Well the Myth should continue right



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 02:05 PM
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Originally posted by zazzafrazz

Im torn between how incredibly cool that is and my natural gagging reflex.


Well you started this


I like this pretty little critter. The incredibly pink Dragon Millipede is able to shoot cyanide.
South East Asia




posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 03:21 PM
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I figured I'd post this little beast (which I happen to have in an aquarium in my house). This is a Vietnamese spider called the Cobalt Blue or H. Lividum.

These suckers are psycho!



Sure she's pretty but don't let that fool you. These things are ultra aggressive, ultra fast, and ultra psychotic. They are also very poisonous.

Edit: Did I mention they get really big.

[edit on 6-10-2009 by DaMod]



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 03:25 PM
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Wow, what fantastic colours!!!

I assume the blue is a warning to other animal "dont touch me becuase im full of nasty crap"

Nice



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 03:32 PM
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Well probably but I don't think anything going anywhere near one of these would be warned of much before they are bitten.

Here are some vids of the species if you want a closer look.

This one is HD.



This one will give you an idea of how their temperament is. Yes it's fuzzy but I'm sure you will get the idea.



[edit on 6-10-2009 by DaMod]



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 03:52 PM
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Excellent post! I've always loved Steve Irwin, regardless of how crazy the media portrayed him. He had passion and love for what he did, and it really showed. S&F!



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 04:38 PM
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OZ has added a thread on local emus behind his fence with chicks...so sweet.TY OZ, all pls look here and enjoy.
zazzy
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 06:31 PM
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Oh Yummy... Quick Lite up the BarBQ


EMU - GRILLED EMU STEAKS
Serves 4.
You can use ground emu the same way you use very lean ground beef. Emu meat is available either vacuum packed or fresh. It may be mail-ordered from individual producers or can be found at retail in specialty food stores, health food stores and retail establishments around the country. According to AEA, emu is deep red colored meat with no marbling. Because it is very lean, there will be little to no shrinkage during cooking. A moist heat and shorter cooking time is recommended.
For additional information about emu meat and where it can be found, contact the American Emu Association at 541-332-0675 or check out their web site at www.aea-emu.org

Grilled Emu Steaks
4 emu fillet
½ can frozen lemonade
¼ can water
2 tsp. minced onion
1 clove garlic, minced (or to taste)


Mix together the lemonade, water, minced onion and garlic.

Marinate the steaks for 2 to 3 hours.

Cook on grill to desired doneness.


Okay so hey this ISN'T the cute thread



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 06:46 PM
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Originally posted by zorgon
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For additional information about emu meat and where it can be found, contact the American Emu Association at 541-332-0675 or check out their web site at www.aea-emu.org


Only in America

Wouldnt expect anything more from a country that eats a Turducken



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 07:00 PM
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Thanks



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 09:09 PM
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Hey, cool thread. I always think about this kind of stuff when I make failed plans to travel.

In Australia, the idea of there being dangerous animals everywhere kind of worries me. The story on the first page about deadly spiders on the toilet seat scares the hell out of me. I live in England, where historically we don't really have to worry about any spider, but it annoys me enough the few times I've woken up with one crawling on my face/head.

In America it seems they don't have as many deadly animals, but they do seem to have the crazy weather and natural disasters. I have friends in Cali/Alaska who have had earthquake damage, one in the south who got flooded out twice, one in Kansas who seems to have to go hide in a bunker all the time due to tornados or other violent weather, and another who gets snowed in every year.

The rest of the English speaking world doesn't seem much better to me.

I'm pretty happy really to live in the south of England, where the worst weather we really get is a bit of rain. Most of the time here the weather is just mild, not raining, but not sunny either. The worst weather in my lifetime only killed about 100 people I think, and blew down a few trees. We get in a panic over a couple of centimetres of snow, but snow is a rarity here, maybe a day or so a year on average, and then it doesn't usually settle. On the dangerous animals front, We don't have anything that could be a serious threat to me as a pretty healthy adult, I probably wouldn't even have to go to hospital if I got attacked by our worst snakes/spiders.



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 09:15 PM
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Originally posted by zorgon

Originally posted by zazzafrazz

Im torn between how incredibly cool that is and my natural gagging reflex.


Well you started this


I like this pretty little critter. The incredibly pink Dragon Millipede is able to shoot cyanide.
South East Asia





Aww yes it's pink!!! I have never seen one or heard of one of these before. If I was only able to find a pink spider then maybe I wouldnt be so petrified of them. I might even own one to go with my purple snake.
(I am getting a lavender corn)



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 09:33 PM
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OMG! I have never said a spider was pretty until now.. I still wouldnt want to own one of those things...You have one you say? What made you get a poisonous spider? Is it the color or something else??



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 09:58 PM
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many years ago i met a person who was a snake freak.
He used to take one of his constrictors every where with him.
The one time i went to his house, a really creepy turn of the century victorian, he showed me his snake collection that consisted of a green and black momba, some kind of cobra, a couple of coral snakes, several types of rattlers, a poison arrow frog, and an alligator in an enclosure in the back yard.
they were all in special enclosures
and a half dozen different constrictors that had free roam of the 4 story house.
One of his constrictors had escaped to the back yard where it was living in a large eucalytus tree and had been there for a couple of years eating squirrels tree rats and possums.

I never went back



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 10:07 PM
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Hi
mblahnikluver


Aww yes it's pink!!! I have never seen one or heard of one of these before. If I was only able to find a pink spider then maybe I wouldnt be so petrified of them. I might even own one to go with my purple snake. (I am getting a lavender corn)


Maybe this is what you need to complement your purple snake




or maybe this Pink pair is more your thing complete with spider web



bit off topic but hey its all about the creepy crawly's.



posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 06:55 AM
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Howdy

When fishing for edible bream at the mouth of the Johnstone River near Flying Fish Point, Queensland, a number of stone fish took my bait. Because of the poisonous retractable barbs on the heads of stonefish they seemed the very devil to detach from my fishing line. However, Australia has much beauty to offer as well as defensively poisonous stonefish to catch.
As when feral bush pig hunting near Tully, you might get to see a magnificent electric blue bird wing Ulysses butterfly soaring and dipping its ephemeral scintillate blue beauty along the riverine forest margins, so lushly tropical.
Then its an aahhh! moment rather than a aargh! moment:

However, I never did pot a feral bush pig gone wild amongst the lawyer vines, as climbing rattan palms are called in tropical rainforest Australia, because of the vicious array of hooks along their drapery stems, by which they clamber up into the sunlit forest canopy.
I had more success hunting introduced pest rabbits when staying with friends at a family farm of their's, near Ballarat, Victoria.
It was in the bush thereabouts that a solitary bulldog ant crossed my path.
You are more likely to be bitten by an ant than a snake or spider in Australia, is my perception. Especially by the green weaver tree ants to be found overhead in Darwin trees, and other parts North of Capricorn.
Since then I've thought in terms of that large pincered primitive Ballarat Bulldog Ant as being a totem animal of poetic name, by which to think an Aborigine inspired songline by.

An aborigine woman acquaintance of mine who was resident at Flying Fish Point once told me of her wary nervousness about the cunning crocodiles thereabouts, especially at night when making her way home through swampy parts, from a visit to Innisfail.
As for deadly taipan snakes, the only one I ever saw was the decapitated dried head of one kept in a glass jar at the Innisfail home of a Thursday Islander friend I stayed with for a while on my youthful travels, and with whom I would attend the Seventh Day Adventist church in Innisfail.



posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 02:33 PM
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Ah A description of Paradise




posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 04:55 PM
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Originally posted by ocker
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Thanks


That is just HILARIOUS!! great find there bud.



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 01:28 PM
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This is what happens to Anyone not born in Australia




Secretly the DSTO with "under the table" funding from the US Navy and DARPA the Croc's were turned into a secret weapon to kill dim witted tourists


Now I do have a document of the robot fish the DSTO created and have swimming around over in Adelaide...





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