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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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My sister starred down a Taipan on the banks of the Yarra River when she was 5
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So there was a tarantula in the bathroom this morning, apparently. My mum and sister killed it before I woke up
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Tarantula = common huntsman
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i saw a baby (so... cute?) bird eating spider in the pet shop last week. i thought it was a hermit crab at first, but i stupidly counted legs. then mum went and asked the girl what kind of spider it was and she said a sweet little baby bird eating fucking arachnid. the fucking thing looked at me tania. goddamn. there is no fucking god, if THAT is what He goes and creates! no. this species was a product of satan himself. i almost hyperventilated.

It likes you, you called it "cute", it was probably smiling and now you have sent it back to years and years of therapy. Maybe you could do the therapy together. I know, I know, hit me when you see me
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Australian snakes are inoffensive and very shy. ...

Maybe this is why it is almost impossible to accidentally get bitten by one unless you run around the scrub in bare feet with your eyes shut, and half full on alcohol.

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At one of the local primary school's, the kids have to make sure their backpacks are zipped up (they hang them up outside the class rooms) after one went home with the cute little Dugite.
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It likes you, you called it "cute", it was probably smiling and now you have sent it back to years and years of therapy. Maybe you could do the therapy together. I know, I know, hit me when you see me
You're not right in the head, are you. You're probably laughing your arse off right now, poking me with your great big imaginary stick.

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Australian snakes are inoffensive and very shy. ...
Except king browns which are aggressive and will not always back down in fear.

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Says she who has moved to the bush
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*fingers in ears* LALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU!


Did you hear about the fossilised remains of the boa in south america somewhere? they reckon it was 13 METRES long and in its middle would come UP TO AN ADULT'S WAIST!
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besides, we've made it this far with only one snake sighting. and that was a red bellied. and only because wingus and dingus woke it up. so there.

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Didya watch Long Way Down and they visited the croc farm in Botswana and the bloke told Ewan and Charley about the croc they sliced open and found an COMPLETELY INTACT LIFE JACKET cos the croc can't digest nylon but it can digest the human that was inside it????
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Didya watch Long Way Down and they visited the croc farm in Botswana and the bloke told Ewan and Charley about the croc they sliced open and found an COMPLETELY INTACT LIFE JACKET cos the croc can't digest nylon but it can digest the human that was inside it????
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