posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 02:00 AM
Hey great thread here.
It's so easy to forget just how many dangerous beasties we share our home with.
Even our birds can be dangerous, I nearly got torn open by an emu kick once. As for our snakes, I've been bitten by an Eastern Brown in Victoria and
a King Brown in New South Wales. The latter had me in a coma for a day and a half.
Dingoes are not really a problem as they are fairly timid. I've heard of the occasional bitten tourist at Ularu or Fraser Island but it's usually
just a nip from behind. I've slept out in the open with dingoes around and it wasn't a concern.
I find the red back spider everywhere around my place. Thankfullt I've never been bitten by the Aussie relative of the black widow though.
When camping the worst danger comes from the trees of course. The infamous drop bears take out more campers and tourists than all the rest of the
beasties combined. Of course because of our National tourism policy we cant share that info with our overseas friends, but they find out soon enough
after they get here.
Cheers, and stay safe! Crikey!