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

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posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 06:47 AM
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I'd think many people would be frightened when they hear a Koala at night for the first time. They sound like a drunk man who has his finger stuck in a car door.




posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 06:51 AM
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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]


A really good mate of mine got bitten on the leg during the night. He must have crossed his legs during the night and ended up with a nasy case of necrosis. He lost most of his calf muscle on his left leg and most of the shine skin on his right.

Nasty little beastie!



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 06:51 AM
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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.


Interesting. My grandma tells me this story all the time of when she was a kid. Her older brother and herself were walking through bush land and came across a paw print much much larger than any domestic cat. She isn't one for alternative theories or anything but she believes there are wild big cats out there. She said she became so frightened when she saw the paw print that her and her brother sprinted back home as fast as they could.



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 07:17 AM
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How on earth do you guys stand it? Venomous creatures scare me to death. Thank goodness all we have around here are rattlers, brown recluse and black widows.



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 07:20 AM
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Wow very cool Zazz! I love lists of deadliest animals


Oh how I miss Steve Irwin! He would have been on my side when that jerk killed that snake for no reason
Steve was the best and I loved watching his show, made me want to go to Australia even more!!

You have things I am terrified of there!! Remind me not to go in the water there


Jelly fish and sharks are the main reason I dont go in the water here in FL! I dont want to get bit or stung..

That rock fish, what an ugly little fish! Eeek! I would like to run into that...the octopus is beautiful but I sill wouldnt want it near me with venom like that


Now I looked at the link and eeeek spiders! I dont like looking at them in pics let alone in person. I will run and scream when I see one. I dont kill it even though they are the only thing to make me stop dead in my tracks
I will usually shoo it out the door and if it gets away I dont sleep well until I know its out of my house!

Snakes well I love them, all of them! I really liked the "Death Adder" on that site you linked to...Very beautiful and deadly
but I would still like to see one! I read it was the 9th deadliest snake in the world, what a reputation to have


Thanks for this Zazz, now I when I finally visit there I will know what to steer clear of and I will definitely make sure to look for those creepy rock fish!

S&F!



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 07:22 AM
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But have you ever been shagged by a rare parrot?

www.youtube.com...



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 07:42 AM
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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 copper. 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.



I knew I would love it there!! I really love snakes and the deadly ones are even more interesting to me...Oh look #23
we have those where I live. I have seen them but I DO NOT bother them, I just walk along. You are usually able to hear them before you see them. .
I think your list is a little one sided!!! LOL! I googled deadliest snakes and it depends on who does the list
I think everyone agrees that the Inland Taipan is the deadliest....I really like the King cobra the most for the biggest baddie of all snakes but that is my opinion
I know they arent but they are still amazing little guys/gals


Have you ever been bit by any of these or do you know anyone who has??

This guy was bit by a Rattlesnake...look at his story and pics I found this while looking for snake cages, go figure!

warning graphic pics!!
Justins rattlesnake bite



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 07:46 AM
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thanks for the enlightening thread. Isnt it amazing the versatility of the animal and insect world. Helps to remind us that we do in fact live on a planet that is truly amazing.

Here in Scotland we have the wild cat, reports of black pumas, the adder and grass snake and of course the haggis.

respects



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 07:50 AM
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There are always the kangaroo's that might punch you out !




www.youtube.com...

You can't take your eye's of em.


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Can't get the embed to work.

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posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 07:51 AM
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Hey OP, cool thread S and F. But........

You left out Ivan Milat, Martin Bryant and Chopper Read.



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 07:52 AM
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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.




MY GOD!
Next time post a warning!! I just tossed my laptop on my bed and covered the pic while closing that tab out!! Eeeek!! That thing gives me the chills!



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 08:11 AM
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I saw a documentary on the Ozzie "Jack Jumper" ants. They're tiny, but they are mean. A high-def camera zoomed up
very close to a group of them. Their little faces looked demon-possessed. If you disturb a colony of them, you'd better
run!!!!



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 08:31 AM
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Being an American I found Aussie's a breed apart, some of the most welcoming, most generous, and lovely people I have ever met.

I have been to Oz, as most people call it, jokingly, three times, and I loved it.

My first trip was in January prior to September 11th in 2001.

Business trip of sorts and a vacation at the same time.

Loved every minute of my trip, even falling in love, being unrequited.

I even met her ex-boyfriend who made me feel like a midget, and I am 6'4" and 360 pounds, he was a whopping 6'8" and around 500 pounds with fingers that took three of mine to equal one of his huge digits.

He told me if I hurt his ex he'd crush me, and I told him if he tried I'd tie a steak to his face so the dog would play with him, we both laughed, I never turned my back on him though.


I went from Sydney, to Wagga Wagga, then we drove over to Batemans Bay, up to Pebbly Beach, and back to Wagga and then off to Sydney to fly home.

I have pictures of a goanna, about four foot long, wild, at Pebbly Beach, and I also have a picture of a wild kangaroo who I stood within one foot distance of but did not pet it even though I was encouraged to, because I both feel wild animals should be just that, wild animals, as well as with three inch claws on their hind legs, I could just see some kid come running around the corner screaming his or her . off and I would have been gutted from stem to stern.

I even have a lot of pictures of an animal park, what we Yanks call a zoo of a lot of animals we never see here in America ( I do not like zoo's, wild animals should be just that, wild animals).

My second trip back in 2003, this time just for love and a vacation, different woman.

I went from Sydney, to Wagga Wagga, to Melbourne, and back to Sydney, and would have been married had not the woman been waiting for a divorce and as well being "gun-shy" about marriage due to an idiot ex-husband.

I went back in 2004 for her birthday bash when she turned thirty.

I walked all over Sydney back and forth whilst she was working, and did not get lost.

She did end up moving here to Florida for three months, but due to her not being able to find work without a Work VISA, nor having a job to get one, kind of put a damper on the relationship.

All in all, I love Australia, and almost gave up my American citizenship in 2001 to move there permanently, was planning on shipping my truck and converting it to drive on the wrong side of the road.


I never met any Aussie critters that did not like me, nor that I could not eat, but being the smart man I am I always checked my shoes for anything "unusual" like I was suggested to do.

I love prawn, yabbies, and sausages on the B-B-Q.

Oh yeah, do not bring Vegemite or Marmite within a hundred feet of me, that's the nastiest substance on the face of the Earth and should be used for axle grease.


I drove whilst over there, and had a blast, and took to the round-a-bouts like a Drop-Bear takes to tourists.


 


When I became an adult Boy Scout leader in 2006 I began teaching the young Scouts about Australia for a Cultural Diversity class I was required to teach, which was more fun than requirement, and as well in the Citizenship in the World Merit Badge I speak about my trips to Oz and the boys love it.

I have as well met (as in chatted to, not physically met) some fine Aussie's here on ATS, like the original poster, and a few others I would love to meet should I ever make my way down to the great land down under again in the future.

I have people in Sydney, Wagga Wagga, Melbourne, Cairnes, Brisbane, and Perth that consider me family and I love them just as much as family.

I have been told many a time, by the Aussie who's now my ex that Fosters is considered rocket fuel which is why they export it to us dumb Yanks, but I would not know since I don't drink.

Oh yeah, for any Americans (Yanks) posting here, never ask an Aussie how they like their Bloomin Onion, because they'll give you a bloomin black eye.


[edit on 5-10-2009 by SpartanKingLeonidas]



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 09:39 AM
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Hi Nventual


I am still not one to readily embrace alternate theories in general, but here I will relay the brief account I gave ATS's crypto specialist fooffstarr, in a post a while ago



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????"


I know what It wasn't. And once you've had an experience like that, it really does alter your acceptance or permeability to otherwise extraordinary accounts.

I never saw the creature again, but some shooters we had on the property came back one late afternoon , very shaken after having seen "something very strange". I will never forget the look of fear on this guy's face.

As for your account, I heartily believe that it should be given credence. The only thing I would add is that I've walked and ridden the ranges around my Dad's area and never felt scared or uncomfortable. I think that the creatures that are out there have plenty of smaller prey to keep them full. At least I hope



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 09:50 AM
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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



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 09:55 AM
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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



Remember what I posted below?


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.


Yep, even true via ATS, Aussie's are some of the most welcoming people on Earth.

 


Thanks mckyle, I'll give you an OI or a hooroo next time I hop the pond.



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posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 09:57 AM
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Lol, i never paid attention to the scare stories before i went to Oz, in fact the only thing im personally scared of is my my auzzie fiancee who could give a box jellyfish stiniging lessons lol.

I love Australia, its an amazing place with amazing people, and in the next year im gonna be their full time.
My missus seems to think that queenslanders are more auzzie than anyone else, and after various business trips to Melbourne I dont see her way of thinking, however i do think that the east coast is more authentically Oz (except sufers paradise) than the pommy west. However i DO get a bit queenslanderish myself when the state of origin is on lol.

All i have to say is God bless the southern land of the Holy Spirit, its people, animals and creepy crawlies, and if you cant stand the heat? well.....



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 10:03 AM
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Well I didn't tear up at all.
So I guess the calusses are good for something.
Steve Irwin huh, There was one Aussie you got to love.
I couldn't say enough to do him justice. For his love and protection of
of wildlife and the passion he posessed for life in general? of course.
What I really liked about Steve, he was amoung the best, of the best thing
any man could hope to be. A good family man.
Damn it. Now I am starting to get a little misty.
In a world that seems to be lacking in heros these days. The mans an Icon.
S&F for you dear

p.s. i would recognise that octapus as "poisonous deadly" just from the colors. very nasty. never heard of it or the fish .great post.
as for that island continent. you can have it.
The lot of ya.


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posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 10:04 AM
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Bloody good thread.

I've always wanted to visit Oz, maybe in a few years when i get some money together i'll go backpacking and see the sights.

I remember admiring Bill Brysons book about Australia, how he mentioned the harsh yet beautiful landscapes, the multitude of posionous creatures, the great whites, the crocs and the spiders. Yet despite all these potentially killer beasts , Australia is a marvellous place to live and explore.

He also wrote about the pleasantries of the Oz people, the dry whit and hospitality of your folk.





[edit on 5-10-2009 by mr-lizard]



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 10:06 AM
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Ah creepy crawlies


I've had a life long love affair with the critters. My younger brother still collects snakes and spiders in tanks. All extremely deadly (he's a weird boy)

Personal experiences:

In the mid 90s I was working on a property in the snowy mountains. The guys there from day one warned me about the snakes in the area. All my life I'd played with various critters. Me and my brother as kids growing up use to have sadistic death tournaments with various insects we'd find.

We'd pit poisonous spiders against massive bull ants and so on. OK I know that don't sound too good, but as a kid growing up it was the best fun catching deadly critters and watching them fight it out to the death.

Anywayz, I was in the snowy mountains and there was a general fear amongst the guys on the property of the snakes. Personally I couldn't wait to find some and check them out. I'd handled snakes before. Being from Victoria the common yet deadly brown snake mostly. Some black and I use to have a baby tiger snake.

So one day I was having an afternoon nap in a trailer when I hear someone screaming my name. I jump up, in only my underwear, and . off to where the screams where coming from.
There was davo on top of a water tank. He yelled out "a mad snake is trying to kill me"

I . over and quickly see a pretty decent size tiger snake and its PISSED!

Without thinking (as you do when your young) I ran to the shed and grabbed a shovel and ran back to confront the snake.

No shoes, no pants, only in my underwear I hit the shovel on the ground to get the snakes attention. Oh boy did I get its attention.
Now this next part you will not believe. But its true, and if anyone here is an expert on the matter they will verify. Tiger snakes can JUMP!
And I mean jump, as in air time, 5 feet off the ground!
This snake came at me, and as I raised the shovel waiting for it to come into range it flew up off the ground, straight at my face!
Call it good luck, whatever, but I moved in time and as soon as it hit the ground it came after me.

LOL 1 minute I'm hunting snake, the next its hunting me


Little did I know Archie was onto the matter and blew it away with a shotgun.
Boy that was one pissed off snake. I've told that story to mates and they don't believe tiger snakes can jump, but believe you me, they bloody can, and jump well.

After that day, I too was full respect for our slivering friends. Always wore the right gear and ALWAYS kept my eyes peeled. Where we were out there in the middle of nowhere, IF someone was bit, well I don't like the odds.

As for white tail spiders ....



That's one I caught walking across the bedroom wall.




[edit on 5-10-2009 by Burginthorn]




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