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Dangerous animals in Australia

Australia is notorious for its abundance of deadly beasts; it’s amazing that anyone survives here at all.

Until now all we had seen was the mildly hazardous Red-backed Spider and a croc or two - rather disappointing. Yesterday we went for a stroll in the Blue Mountains and first were attacked by leeches…

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…and then were confronted with a big black snake (sorry, we haven’t looked up the species) in strike position, right by the path.

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Fortunately a fellow European in flip-flops coming the other way noticed it too! We’re off to New Zealand now, where there’s nothing deadly at all, at least nothing I can think of…

8 Comments »

  Hairless Keir wrote @ December 3rd, 2007 at 8:44 pm

I do believe that Kiwis are known to poke folk on occasions

  Shorn Graeme wrote @ December 3rd, 2007 at 9:58 pm

Being poked by a kiwi is only dangerous if you are a worm.
However, if a group of blokes with painted faces start slapping their legs and arms infront of you, you might take this as a cue to run away, fast.
Also, just do not mention rugby, or the new All Black bra - lots of support, but no cup.

  Lachlan wrote @ December 3rd, 2007 at 10:16 pm

I think the huge insect they have whose name I’ve forgotten can give a nasty bite. And remember on sand a sea lion can run faster than a man. We didn’t see anything dangerous in Oz, very disappointing, some leeches at Binna Burra but no snakes anywhere.

  Shorn Graeme wrote @ December 4th, 2007 at 3:00 am

We did not see any leeches in Ox, but plenty of spiders and snakes

  Hairless Keir wrote @ December 4th, 2007 at 9:23 am

Ox? surely they would be worms inside the ox rather than leeches?

  Gr wrote @ December 5th, 2007 at 1:06 am

Ox ? I meant Oz.

  Hairless Keir wrote @ December 5th, 2007 at 5:27 am

surely that should Gr at dangerous animals not gr on?

  maddi wrote @ July 27th, 2009 at 1:42 am

wow those leaches look mighty big round your part of the country! i just cant beleive they went through that poor mans shoe. i would die if i found a leach suckin at me ole toes!

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