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Post  pinhedz on Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:40 pm

It will be next year. I am studying up on bad things that could happen, such as being killed by ferocious marsupials.

In the last 10 years, the animals responsible for the most deaths in Australia were were (reportedly) the following (no marsupials in the top 3):

Horse, pony or donkey - 77 deaths
Cow, bull or bovine - 33 deaths
Dog - 27 deaths
Kangaroo - 18 deaths
Bee - 16 deaths
Shark - 16 deaths
Snake - 14 deaths
Crocodile - 9 deaths
Ostrich or emu - 5 deaths
Others, including fish, sheep, goats, camels, cats and jellyfish - 39
deaths

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Post  pinhedz on Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:19 pm

Just as I suspected--the greatest danger would be emu street gangs, except that they have poor hand-to-hand combat skills.

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:31 am

^
I read that one of the most serious threats to vehicles like those is unexpected collisions with (not making this up) wombats, which have reportedly led to vehicles being thrown into the ditch or, in rare cases, caused them to flip over.  affraid

But I have been unable to find any confirmatory documentation of deaths by wombat--which makes me suspicious (sometimes other people make things up Suspect ).

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:51 pm

^
Maybe we shouldn't have booked the return trip.

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:16 am


you might take some precautions if you leave the urban centres



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Post  pinhedz on Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:57 am

Yakima Canutt wrote:you might take some precautions if you leave the urban centres
Yes, you're right, I must get a video camera beforehand so I can upload my adventures to youtube afterwards. What a Face

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:48 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om9iq4mo9fI

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"The tiny blue-ringed octopus can pack a wallop. It is widely regarded as one of the world's most venomous animals. It lives in tidal regions ranging from Australia to Japan and is frequently encountered by people wading in tide pools. If provoked or stepped on, it will bite. Blue-ringed octopus poison has no antivenom and can kill an adult human within minutes."

"The name comes from the bright iridescent blue rings that show up when the octopus becomes alarmed, reports MarineBio. The blue rings are a warning when threatened. If a predator doesn't leave, the octopus attacks by ejecting venom that causes paralysis, and then death. The more common blue-ringed octopus, Hapalochlaena maculosa, carries enough poison to kill 26 adults in just a few minutes."


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Post  pinhedz on Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:18 am

You hardly see Tasmanian tigers anymore. Neutral


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Post  pinhedz on Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:50 am

But to those who believe the tassie tiger is extinct, I would point out that there have been many credible sitings:




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Post  pinhedz on Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:50 pm

I think "Desolation Row" is based on "Botany Bay."

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:37 am

I just read that on average it takes 24 hours to die from a snake bite, so there is hope. study

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