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Postby Catch-up » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:43 am

Thanks for finding that link Tony!

Con, great shots!
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:14 pm

A man was sitting at home one evening, when the doorbell rang. When he answered the door, a 6 foot tall cockroach was standing there. The cockroach immediately punched him between the eyes and scampered off.

The next evening, the man was sitting at home when the doorbell rang again. When he answered the door, the cockroach was there again. This time, it punched him, kicked him and karate chopped him before running away.

The third evening, the man was sitting at home when the doorbell rang. When he answered the door, the cockroach was there yet again. It leapt at him and punched him several times before running off. The gravely injured man managed to crawl to the telephone and summoned an ambulance. He was rushed to intensive care, where they saved his life. The next morning, the doctor was doing his rounds. He asked the man what happened, so the man explained about the 6 foot cockroach's attacks, culminating in the near fatal stabbing.

The doctor thought for a moment and said, "Yes, there's a nasty bug going around."
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:31 pm

Spider Likes Cocaine




Sorry, but this made me chuckle.
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Postby Conforumist » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:08 am

We have no shortage of these on our desk and backyard:

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Postby Del » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:51 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:Spider Likes Cocaine




Sorry, but this made me chuckle.


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Postby AuntyVague » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:19 pm

I nearly posted this in the Year in pictures thread, as it is a sign that winter is over here, but I had a quick re-consider and thought best pop it in here...it is a Tiger snake and we came close to standing on it while we were out walking a couple of days ago. Luckily the snake was paying more attention than we were and decided to make himself scarce!

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http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/infosheets/snakes-found-in-victoria/mainland-tiger-snake/
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:47 pm

Why am I not surprised?

the link Aunty posted wrote:Mainland Tiger Snakes are extremely dangerous and can inflict fatal bites.
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Postby Penfold » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:24 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Catch-up » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:52 pm

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Postby AuntyVague » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:57 am

Tonyblack wrote:Why am I not surprised?

the link Aunty posted wrote:Mainland Tiger Snakes are extremely dangerous and can inflict fatal bites.
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:lol: OK, I know it looks bad, but just remember the burdies aren't generally poisonous and hardly any of the big hairy spiders are.

In fairness, while the Tiger snake has a reputation for being agressive, it's been explained to me that they are just a little slower to react to potential danger coming and don't take off as quickly as other snakes. They then discover that they have been cornered and get a bit cranky about it.
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Postby Catch-up » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:56 am

Most snakes that are called aggressive are actually being defensive.
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Postby Penfold » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:09 pm

So true Susanne, I always felt snakes are given such bad press and are completely misunderstood (no doubt Del will disagree with me). I remember being at a snake park in South Africa and the ranger in charge of the tour being shocked when he overheard my comment admiring how wonderful and lovely the Black Mamba and Boomslang were (two of SA's most feared/venomous snakes). :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:17 pm

I know that rattlesnakes will warn you that they are near by as it's happened to me. It's always a good idea when walking in the desert, to make a bit of noise when doing so. I wouldn't use my MP3 player over there as I appreciate the warning. ;)
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Postby Catch-up » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:28 pm

Penfold, Thing 1 (Ava) would definitely agree with you! She's gotten books about different snakes from all over the world and she always talks about how beautiful they are. She got one book as a gift that talked about a place in Canada where thousands and thousands of Garter snakes wake up and come out of underground caves in the spring. There are scientists there who enlist the help of visitors to gather up snakes for them to examine. She would be in heaven! It's quite far from us but I'd love to take her there someday.

Tony, good idea! You wouldn't want to miss that warning. :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:34 pm

You'll have to get her to Wincanton on day so she can meet Prof. Dave Hayden. ;)
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