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Old 01-29-2009, 08:16 PM   #76
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Hey guys, have you heard about all the spiders in Australia?
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:52 PM   #77
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I took photos of some spiders I saw in Queensland in December. I should totally post them, eh Khan?
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I took photos of some spiders I saw in Queensland in December. I should totally post them, eh Khan?
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:39 AM   #81
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I saw a huntsman spider about as big as a finger last night. Also my dad stepped on a king brown snake in our backyard the other night.

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I saw a huntsman spider about as big as a finger last night. Also my dad stepped on a king brown snake in our backyard the other night.

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which finger? and the king brown which can kill a grown man in, oh, 20 minutes?
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which finger? and the king brown which can kill a grown man in, oh, 20 minutes?
Like, a pretty big finger.

I found out it was just a baby snake, too. Their bites are even deadlier.

For the record, I've known people bitten by king browns who didn't die, and didn't have any medical treatement. That is, they only got slightly bitten through thick clothing. They were still vomiting everywhere and passing out and stuff, though.

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Like, a pretty big finger.

I found out it was just a baby snake, too. Their bites are even deadlier.

For the record, I've known people bitten by king browns who didn't die, and didn't have any medical treatement. That is, they only got slightly bitten through thick clothing. They were still vomiting everywhere and passing out and stuff, though.

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Was it definitely a mulga? I've just googled and the regular brown snakes are still deadly, just not like the king browns which are take out the 2nd best ribbon behind the taipan.

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Was it definitely a mulga? I've just googled and the regular brown snakes are still deadly, just not like the king browns which are take out the 2nd best ribbon behind the taipan.

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Hmm, it may have been the Eastern brown snake. We get them as well as King browns and red bellied black snakes around here. (The maps on Wikipedia are bullshit, not only do we have mulgas, I've also seen red bellies as far west as Eyre peninsula. My dad killed one when were staying at Coffin Bay once ).

edit: This is kind of a good read, especially if you're a potential visitor to Australia: http://members.iinet.net.au/~bush/myth.html

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