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Title: deadly back yard critters
Post by: Topdad on 12.10. 2014 10:20
musky , what the hell are "king browns" I know brown snakes are dangerous don't tell us these are worse !  God knows how many thousands of miles away I am but can say defo your sheds safe from me!!just don' t go down there ***** looking for something it may find you, I hate snakes'!!! Bob.
 
Title: deadly back yard critters
Post by: bsa-bill on 12.10. 2014 10:33
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what the hell are "king browns"

don't say just yet Musky - I'm going with a spider (big one obviously)
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Post by: muskrat on 12.10. 2014 13:10
Next time it rains I see if I can get a pic of one.
Cheers
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Post by: bsa-bill on 12.10. 2014 13:19
RAIN ? - maybe an amphibian then - frog , Toad
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Post by: muskrat on 12.10. 2014 13:21
That's what they eat!
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Post by: WozzA on 12.10. 2014 13:45
They have been known to devour the odd drop bear too   *good3*
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Post by: bsa-bill on 12.10. 2014 15:58
Full circle back to the asp then
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Post by: muskrat on 12.10. 2014 20:28
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudechis_australis
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Post by: bsa-bill on 12.10. 2014 21:14
AHA - got to the Venum bit and thought - whoa nearly back on subject
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Post by: Greybeard on 13.10. 2014 10:43
AHA - got to the Venom bit and thought - whoa nearly back on subject

Whoa, we seem to have become a Velocette forum!  ;)
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Post by: BSA_54A10 on 13.10. 2014 11:36
That's what they eat!
Cheers
Musky, you need to go back to school.
Blacks eat frogs, toads lizards & small browns.
Browns eat rodents ground nesting birds and small marsupials .
Both seem fond of chook eggs if the nannas don't get them first.
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Post by: muskrat on 13.10. 2014 12:28
Next doors got chooks, and yes where there's blacks there usually isn't any browns. The red belly in my garage is fed well enough not to venture to the bottom shed.
Cheers
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Post by: WozzA on 13.10. 2014 15:16
That's what they eat!
Cheers
Musky, you need to go back to school.
Blacks eat frogs, toads lizards & small browns.
Browns eat rodents ground nesting birds and small marsupials .
Both seem fond of chook eggs if the nannas don't get them first.

So what's been eating all the drop bears?   *????*
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Post by: muskrat on 13.10. 2014 20:00
Ok it rained yesterday, if sun comes out today I might catch a shot. Treading very carefully. I haven't seen the Redbelly lately, too big to be eaten by the Brown.
You may all think I'm kidding, I'm not. Brown's down the creek (back yard) and Redbelly in garage.
Hay WozzA, drop bear pie is nice in winter, especially nice tender young ones. *grins*
Cheers
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Post by: wilko on 14.10. 2014 00:06
And don't turn your back to these creatures either!  (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg3/takka22/RidingtheSheep.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/takka22/media/RidingtheSheep.jpg.html)
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Post by: scotty on 14.10. 2014 00:39
my deadly backyard critters have 4 legs, fur and are partial to homo sapien

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Post by: RichardL on 14.10. 2014 01:57
That is so cool.
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Post by: WozzA on 14.10. 2014 05:56
They have a Bungee jump near my mates back yard 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPAWuprAUFc
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Post by: BSA_54A10 on 14.10. 2014 09:11
And don't turn your back to these creatures either!  (http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg3/takka22/RidingtheSheep.jpg) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/takka22/media/RidingtheSheep.jpg.html)
Didn't know there were kangas in NZ
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Post by: BSA_54A10 on 14.10. 2014 09:17
Victor turned up on Friday and almost stepped an a baby brown by the front fence.
there is a black that took a fancy to the trench for the blue line running into the house which is fun when I have to change a washer.
Counted around 40 road kill red bellies at the national.
Going to be a big year for Joe Blakes this year.

Apparently around 85% of people who get bitten by snakes are idiot hubies trying to kill one that has come near the house.
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Post by: muskrat on 14.10. 2014 10:31
Best just to shoo them away. Except tigers and tipans chase ya.
Cheers
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Post by: Topdad on 14.10. 2014 11:09
All I asked was a simple question now it's spread into a list of things all deadlier than the rest ! What no green or orange deadly examples ! Sure you're just winding me up but for once I'm content in the UK , bad weather well you live with it , cold the same ,kills a few germs but snakes now theres something I can do defo without , it'd turn me into either a whimpering crettin or a demented hunter with a 12 gauge on a mission, not a good dream for me I can tell you. Musky before you get to the campsite on the IOM you'd best make sure non of them gritters are in your luggage they'd run amok there ! I'm sleeping with the light ON !! cheers Bob.
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Post by: muskrat on 14.10. 2014 11:25
I'll make you a set of snake skin suspenders. I could smuggle in a few red back eggs in to put under the dunny seat. >:D
Cheers
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Post by: duTch on 14.10. 2014 14:09

 I think the Eastern Brown is deadlier than the King Brown?
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Post by: duTch on 14.10. 2014 14:12

 What was the question again Bob...?
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Post by: Topdad on 14.10. 2014 14:47
can't answer at the mo I'm checking the gardens for the deadly killer red squarrels ,some reported last night they are deadly !! BobH
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Post by: morris on 14.10. 2014 22:32
They have a Bungee jump near my mates back yard

Who? The drop bears?
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Post by: WozzA on 14.10. 2014 23:07
They have a Bungee jump near my mates back yard

Who? The drop bears?

Come off it Morris... everyone knows drop bears don't bungee...
They DROP from their nest up high in the tree on unsuspecting bush walkers..   *sick*
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Post by: BSA_54A10 on 15.10. 2014 06:38
All I asked was a simple question now it's spread into a list of things all deadlier than the rest ! What no green or orange deadly examples ! Sure you're just winding me up but for once I'm content in the UK , bad weather well you live with it , cold the same ,kills a few germs but snakes now theres something I can do defo without , it'd turn me into either a whimpering crettin or a demented hunter with a 12 gauge on a mission, not a good dream for me I can tell you. Musky before you get to the campsite on the IOM you'd best make sure non of them gritters are in your luggage they'd run amok there ! I'm sleeping with the light ON !! cheers Bob.

Actually most eastern Browns are more green than brown.
Most true green snakes down here are pythons and in particular several versions of green tree pythons.
Like most reptiles they will bite but no venom just a pile of nasty bacteria.
Eastern Browns have a more concentrated venom than king Bowns which are a much larger snake.
King browns tend to live more west so they are a annoyance for farmers who either leave them alone or give them a bad case of lead poisoning.
Eastern brown inhabit the coastal region where all the idiots live who see one then go chasing it with a shovel or axe.
they miss the snake which runs strait up the axe/ shovel handle and bites them deeply on the hand / wrist and being now in a defensive mode whip in a full load of poison which will be fatal in an hour if you sit quietly and write your will. Run around like a headless chook and you canbe gone in as little as 10 minutes.
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Post by: WozzA on 15.10. 2014 07:19
20 of the top 25 most venomous snakes in the world are Aussie..   *eek*
http://www.avru.org/general/general_mostvenom.html
They need to be to keep the drop bears away.. 
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Post by: Greybeard on 15.10. 2014 08:51
Eastern brown inhabit the coastal region where all the idiots live who see one then go chasing it with a shovel or axe.
they miss the snake which runs strait up the axe/ shovel handle and bites them deeply on the hand / wrist and being now in a defensive mode whip in a full load of poison which will be fatal in an hour if you sit quietly and write your will. Run around like a headless chook and you canbe gone in as little as 10 minutes.

Chilling!  :-\
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Post by: Brian on 16.10. 2014 05:16
I thought it was about time one of us "Aussies" came clean and explained that all these dangerous creatures are not really all that bad. We wouldnt want you thinking you couldnt come to Australia for a holiday without being bitten or worse.

Drop bears are not that bad providing you dont go near any trees, so just stay away from trees and you should be ok.

Snakes, well there are 23 million of us over here so I guess we can afford to let that number drop a little.

Spiders, well yes there are some deadly ones but if you dont let them bite you all will be well.

Sharks, lots of them so best not to go swimming even if we do have lots of nice beaches and a warm climate. The good news though is you can go swimming in rivers, I'm sure there are no sharks in the rivers, the crocodiles would have eaten them all by now.

So you see its not really all that bad over here....................................................
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Post by: Greybeard on 16.10. 2014 08:20
I thought it was about time one of us "Aussies" came clean and explained that all these dangerous creatures are not really all that bad. We wouldnt want you thinking you couldnt come to Australia for a holiday without being bitten or worse.

Drop bears are not that bad providing you dont go near any trees, so just stay away from trees and you should be ok.

Snakes, well there are 23 million of us over here so I guess we can afford to let that number drop a little.

Spiders, well yes there are some deadly ones but if you dont let them bite you all will be well.

Sharks, lots of them so best not to go swimming even if we do have lots of nice beaches and a warm climate. The good news though is you can go swimming in rivers, I'm sure there are no sharks in the rivers, the crocodiles would have eaten them all by now.

So you see its not really all that bad over here....................................................

My daughter & her husband will be moving to Perth in about a year; my wife and I will be visiting them so thanks Brian, you've reassured me that there is really nothing much to worry about.  :!


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Post by: duTch on 16.10. 2014 09:01

 Richard can fill you in on the Sandgropers Graybeard.... *smile*
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Post by: Brian on 16.10. 2014 10:33
Yes its best if Richard gives you some information, I mean its only fair that you know before you go there.
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Post by: Topdad on 16.10. 2014 11:08
Sorry I asked now !! going worse than an oil post ,oh s*** I've mentioned the "o" word Bob  *doh*
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Post by: RichardL on 16.10. 2014 12:33
20 of the top 25 most venomous snakes in the world are Aussie..   *eek*
http://www.avru.org/general/general_mostvenom.html

Hmmm. Somehow, I didn't see any of those during the six weeks I spent in Sydney in 1976.

Richard L.
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Post by: WozzA on 16.10. 2014 13:00
maybe not... BUT did they see YOU?   >:D
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Post by: muskrat on 16.10. 2014 20:13
I grew up in Sydney at Heathcote, my back yard was The Royal National Park. Got quite used to seeing blacks, redbelly's and death adders, but the one I most remember was stepping over a sun baking coiled up brown on the way to skool  *eek*. What steps did I take? Bl@@dy big ones.
Cheers
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Post by: trevinoz on 16.10. 2014 21:42
Richard, even snakes wouldn't live in Sydney!    *fight*
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Post by: tomtit on 20.10. 2014 12:56
True Trev, been living in Sydney 26 years never saw a snake...well only two legged ones but drop bears that's a different story.
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Post by: RichardL on 20.10. 2014 15:30
Well, I suppose those times when I was not at the Hilton lent some possibilty of defying death from snakebite. Maybe the time spent in Kings Cross (the implications may have been different in '76).

Richard L.
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Post by: bsa-bill on 20.10. 2014 17:03
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death from snakebite
I think I tried that a time or two - Cider and Guinness was it - or was that something else
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Post by: muskrat on 20.10. 2014 19:45
Isn't a snakebite beer with a dash of raspberry?
I ran over a redbelly, it flicked up and bit the seat 2" below my thigh. Fang holes in the seat.
Cheers
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Post by: Greybeard on 20.10. 2014 20:08
Fang holes in the seat.
Yikes!   *countdown*
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Post by: bsa-bill on 20.10. 2014 22:14
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A snakebite is an alcoholic drink made with equal parts of lager and cider.
(Wikipedia)

Well I was nearly right
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Post by: Topdad on 21.10. 2014 10:17
guiness and cider = poor man's black velvet ( also an almighty headache next day ) DAHIK and back in my yoff before lager hit our shores on draught ,snakebite was bitter and cider. used to turn green !! yuk, regards Bob.
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Post by: bsa-bill on 21.10. 2014 19:32
Black Velvet - now your talking, yes I remember them from my Youf
in those days we went out and got tanked now for some reason they get tanked up before they go out, can't see how that's cool
OTOH they don't force their toes into winkle pickers
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Post by: muskrat on 22.07. 2016 21:33
Give blood
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Post by: KiwiGF on 23.07. 2016 03:49
Drop bears really eh Muscrat eh.....but I do remember the American Chopper guys (whatever happened to them) falling for it when they visited Aussie  *whistle*

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drop_bear
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Post by: muskrat on 23.07. 2016 08:47
KiwiGF  *shh*. Now they'll think it's safe to come here.

Meanwhile, WozzA has been hunting.
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Post by: KiwiGF on 23.07. 2016 11:47
Hi Muscrat, you Aussies really did not need to invent drop bears to scare visitors off, you lot have enough evil critters without making them up  *spider* *evil* *razz*
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Post by: RichardL on 23.07. 2016 14:29
KiwiGF  *shh*. Now they'll think it's safe to come here.

Meanwhile, WozzA has been hunting.

I am assuming that the Pokemon Go phenomenon has hit Australia and the picture with the truck  is a response to the game (no pun intended).

Richard L.

P.S. Not playing.
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Post by: RichardL on 23.07. 2016 14:41
Never been to Paratoo, myself.
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Post by: fringedweller on 24.07. 2016 00:44
Richard, Have you been to Mingary, that's where they breed.
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Post by: nimrod650 on 30.07. 2016 19:30
got something in the  uk thats black and deadly a crow with a machine gun *smile*
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Post by: muskrat on 30.07. 2016 21:59
It's breeding season.
Cheers
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Post by: bsa-bill on 31.07. 2016 09:23
Don't like the look of those claws or nashers
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Post by: WozzA on 01.08. 2016 03:24
TRUE STORY
Years ago I spotted what I thought was a cute cuddly Koala walking along the back fence,
when I stood next to it for a photo it reached across & climbed onto me & dug one of those 4"
claws deep into my arm...    & I still have the scar to prove it..

Moral of the story.. You can not tell the difference from a Drop Bear or Koala until it's too late *dunno*    *countdown*
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Post by: kiwipom on 05.08. 2016 11:51
hi guys, try this one, cheers,

.. www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-8I293qKrQ

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Post by: polly on 05.08. 2016 18:45
Wouldn't  like that in me back yard for sure

Dont think I would try sitting on it either
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Post by: muskrat on 18.08. 2016 11:26
Their everywhere!
https://www.facebook.com/MeanwhileInAustralia/videos/152874038219594/
Cheers
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Post by: olev on 18.08. 2016 12:50
and this one!!

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Post by: muskrat on 23.08. 2016 08:54
Starting to warm up a little down here. Won't be long before these little critters are out.
Cheers
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Post by: Greybeard on 23.08. 2016 09:49
OMG!
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Post by: muskrat on 23.08. 2016 10:35
I remember as a kid my grandmother was hanging out the washing and a 4'er (small) cruised through the yard. My grandad chased it with a shovel. They climb a tree when cornered, grandma was the closest "tree".
Cheers
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Post by: Greybeard on 23.08. 2016 11:47
With all the nasty critters, Australia is obviously not suitable for human habitation; better run away as quickly as possible!