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Originally posted by OzWeatherman
The box jellyfish is more abundant in the northern territory. In Darwin you can only swim in 3 months of the year, due to this. North Queensland has a bigger problem with the tiny Irukandji jellyfish as it is small enough to swim through stinger nets
There also the red back spider which isnt as venemous as the funnel web but can kill
Originally posted by whatukno
Yea Aussies, this thread has proven to me to never go anywhere near Australia. I swear, when you book on Quantas for a round trip flight, do they laugh over the phone?
"*SNICKER* Bloke just asked for a round trip flight, sounded like a yank!"
"Give him the black bag special, full fare one way half fare back."
Ya and could someone translate this post for us?
post by Epipactis English would be preferable, thanks.
[edit on 10/23/2009 by whatukno]
Originally posted by Pilgrum
Prolonged wet weather induces the huntsman spiders to come inside out of the rain but their natural habitat is outside under the bark of trees where they're useful in cleaning up large amounts of insects. They're actually stars of the cinema having played the swarm of spiders in the film 'Arachniphobia'. They are very fast and aggressive but it's mostly all show and I've even had a large one chase me (territorial thing I think).
Marshall held a ''spider Olympics'' to chose which breed should play Big Bob's baby brood. After testing half a dozen varieties of spider — including wolf spiders, huntsman spiders, and Peruvian tarantulas — for their climbing skills, speed, surface suction, and a variety of other talents, Marshall finally chose the New Zealand Delena, a three-inch-wide genus with especially keen abilities.
A 49-year-old dog owner in Arthur's Creek, near Melbourne, has spoken of how he and his Blue Heeler Rocky surprised a sleeping kangaroo on a walk. Rocky chased the kangaroo into a pond, where it then turned around and pinned the dog under water. Chris Rickard, expecting to "take a hit or two" tried to save his dog from the kangaroo's grip. It was then that the animal kicked Rickard with its powerful hind legs, injuring him across his abdomen and face. He is in a stable condition in hospital. Rocky, "half-drowned" but is alive after Rickard elbowed the kangaroo in the throat, ending the altercation.