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Originally posted by zazzafrazz
Especially in the summer, and they look like little scorpians. My friend got bitten on her face and has a hole there to this day. They got in quick with steriod creams but not fast enough.
[edit on 4-10-2009 by zazzafrazz]
Originally posted by mckyle
Or were they??
After my father and I had a sighting of a very large feline-like creature near his farm in the New South Wales Table Lands, I have a kept a more open-mind about what creatures could be out there.
Originally posted by OzWeatherman
I thought this would be a relevant list. Its the top 25 most deadliest snakes in the world. 20 of these species are actually found here in Oz
1. Inland taipan 0.025 Australia
2. Eastern brown snake 0.053 Australia
3. Coastal taipan 0.099 Australia
4. Tiger snake 0.118 Australia
5. Black tiger snake 0.131 Australia
6. Beaked sea snake 0.164 Australia
7. Black tiger snake (Chappell Island ssp.) 0.194 - 0.338 Australia
8. Death adder 0.400 Australia
9. Gwardar 0.473 Australia
10. Spotted brown snake 0.360 (in bovine serum albumin) Australia
11. Australian copperhead 0.560 Australia
12. Cobra 0.565 Asia
13. Dugite 0.660 Australia
14. Papuan black snake 1.09 New Guinea
15. Stephens' banded snake 1.36 Australia
16. Rough scaled snake 1.36 Australia
17. King cobra 1.80 Asia
18. Blue-bellied black snake 2.13 Australia
19. Collett's snake 2.38 Australia
20. Mulga snake 2.38 Australia
21. Red-bellied black snake 2.52 Australia
22. Small eyed snake 2.67 Australia
23. Eastern diamond-backed rattlesnake 11.4 North America
24. Black whipsnake >14.2 Australia
25. Fer-de-lance >27.8 South America
LD50: mg/kg in saline by subcutaneous injection in mice.
Originally posted by cloakndagger
The scariest creature in all of Australia to me is the funnel web spider. That is one mean looking spider and deadly.
Years ago, while driving back to my Dad's 500 acres, in the Northern Table Lands, we both spotted a very large, black, feline-like creature, about the size of a half-grown Jaguar. I thought my Dad was asleep, so I didn't say anything. The next thing, he says: "did you see that????"
Originally posted by mckyle
reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas
SpartanKingLeonidas I was really touched by your account of your Oz adventures.
Feel free anytime to give me an "Oi" when you're coming next, and feel free to take a trip to our farm. With a bit of luck, I'll be back in Australia, next time you visit
Originally posted by SpartanKingLeonidas
reply to post by zazzafrazz
Being an American I found Aussie's a breed apart, some of the most welcoming, most generous, and lovely people I have ever met.