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    Quote Originally Posted by Violet Fashion by Mindy View Post
    I'm getting so tired of all the crap about how dangerous Australia is.

    FFS it's not that bad.

    85% of our population lives within 50klm of the coast. Since 1791 there has only been 892 shark attacks and 217 fatalities.

    Since 1980 there has only been 41 reported fatalities due to snake bites.

    The average number of fatal crocodile attacks is less then 1 per year since records were kept.

    There has been no fatal spider bite since 1979
    Yea, those are the ones that you find

    Each year 35,000 people are reported missing in Australia.
    http://www.missingpersons.gov.au/mis.../overview.aspx

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    Meanwhile in Australia. . .

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    Gahhh. That gives me the heeby jeebies. Don't like them ever since one latched onto my motorbike boot while I was riding through some grass. Thankfully it wasn't as big as that mutha.

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    would like to see a close up photo of that

    looks a bit like a tiger snake but the length is a little long

    could be a brown since they get very dark in some parts of the country

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coattail Rider View Post
    oh i hate the ****s...i hate all spiders

    theres a big ****ing orb spider that keeps putting a web across the drive way..hes about the size of a golf ball. got up at 5am saturday morning to go fishing and walked right into the web and had the **** of a thing run over my head. not amused - nor were the neighbours i woke up with my swearing
    There is nothing like some early morning breakdancing in the driveway to start the day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliott70 View Post
    There is nothing like some early morning breakdancing in the driveway to start the day
    i got moves like peter garrett

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coattail Rider View Post
    i got moves like peter garrett
    Before or after the pink batts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliott70 View Post
    There is nothing like some early morning breakdancing in the driveway to start the day
    Pussies. We used to muster through the golden orb webs, horses hated it more than i did as I had to try to stay on the horse while it was bucking.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coattail Rider View Post
    would like to see a close up photo of that

    looks a bit like a tiger snake but the length is a little long

    could be a brown since they get very dark in some parts of the country
    Look at the distance between fence posts, so you are looking at least 6m long. Not sure what it is, but i doubt it is a brown. Too thick. Maybe a big inland taipan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by T3ngu View Post
    Pussies. We used to muster through the golden orb webs, horses hated it more than i did as I had to try to stay on the horse while it was bucking.


    Look at the distance between fence posts, so you are looking at least 6m long. Not sure what it is, but i doubt it is a brown. Too thick. Maybe a big inland taipan?
    Honestly looking at the head shape I can't see it being a brown..king browns get reasonably thick and long but the colour and head shape aren't right. I suspect its not a native and is not in Australia...

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    Quote Originally Posted by T3ngu View Post
    Pussies. We used to muster through the golden orb webs, horses hated it more than i did as I had to try to stay on the horse while it was bucking.


    Look at the distance between fence posts, so you are looking at least 6m long. Not sure what it is, but i doubt it is a brown. Too thick. Maybe a big inland taipan?
    Is too long to be any kind of taipan and the inland lives in dry areas.. Lots of grass and non native trees...

    It's either a manipulated pic, a giant tiger snake (I don't think it is) or something like a cobra or mamba...

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Puffs View Post
    Meanwhile in Australia. . .
    This pic has done the rounds including being a Mamba in South Africa, here's the Snopes link: http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/kingbrown.asp

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    That's awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coattail Rider View Post
    That's awesome
    Nice. They should automate it to find and eat Puffs.

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