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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Kismet » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:08 am

That's rather eventful!
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by alderaanian » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:56 am

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That is my absolute, very worst nightmare. When we return home to Brissie from the USA I will be checking carefully, I can assure you.
Not Australia, but pythons in toilet bowls / swimming pools appear in the news from time to time here as well! This one was an old but memorable incident (there are more recent ones, but this was the one where someone actually got bitten) http://www.asiaone.com/singapore/big-py ... sewife-loo

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by kylie_koyote » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:26 am

Oh my. No thank you!
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Kismet » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:39 pm

Wow! Your papers give a lot of detail. Poor woman.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:06 pm

alderaanian wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:56 am
Not Australia, but pythons in toilet bowls / swimming pools appear in the news from time to time here as well! This one was an old but memorable incident (there are more recent ones, but this was the one where someone actually got bitten) http://www.asiaone.com/singapore/big-py ... sewife-loo
Oh.My.Goodness!!! Definitely my worst nightmare come true!!!
Sizzling Sausages wrote: Here's something else to consider that wasn't on RSG's list. :lol:
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/nation ... 50pi9.html
Wow!! That sounds like one wild ride!!!

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Kismet » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:16 pm

Ahh! This started making sense halfway through. Bluebottles are flies over here.
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Kismet wrote:Ahh! This started making sense halfway through. Bluebottles are flies over here.
Yes, here too. I was confused for a couple paragraphs.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Fairblue » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:45 pm

I found this on Facebook. Another Australian arachnid. Only this time...this one is cute.

https://youtu.be/8VP_u08JAxI
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Fairblue wrote:
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I found this on Facebook. Another Australian arachnid. Only this time...this one is cute.

https://youtu.be/8VP_u08JAxI
Very cute :roflhappy:

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Kismet » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:50 pm

So cute it must be deadly!
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Tracer » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:35 am

Kismet wrote:
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So cute it must be deadly!
I was thinking the exact same thing.

I read a report of the "bluebottles" and it said they were jellyfish.
pilots who had done a long tour and had that thousand-yard stare W. E. Johns

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:42 am

Tracer wrote:I read a report of the "bluebottles" and it said they were jellyfish.
And they give a painful sting. Had one wrapped around my hand whilst in the surf at Coolangatta many, many years ago. Fortunately the Lifesavers were prepared and doused me with vinegar.


Here's a bit of a different snake tale. Having had to personally deal with ticks whilst in the bush, I actually feel sorry for the python!!

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-11/ ... s/10707690

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Tracer » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:50 am

Poor beast.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by kylie_koyote » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:27 pm

Ew!

We have a problem with deer ticks and Lyme Disease here. No surprise really, since these chaps are regular backyard visitors:
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The little girl next door had a bout with Lyme Disease a couple years ago and still tires easily, poor thing. We check Little A religiously.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Fairblue » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:28 pm

My daughter lives in the Forest of Dean which has Deer, free-roaming sheep, boar, polecats fox etc. She found a tick on her arm and went to the doctors as is normal practice there. She had contracted Lymes Disease but it was caught very early and fortunately she is lucky enough to have no side effects. Like you, KK, her kids are checked regularly, as well as the menagerie they have.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Kismet » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:23 pm

We're another area which has to check for ticks, especially people walking on the fells.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:22 am

That's interesting. I had no idea you had problems with ticks at all!! Shows my ignorance, doesn't it? :shock: My son had one on the back of his neck that went undetected for over a week (he was 20 and past the age of my checking behind his ears). It was very nasty and had to be lanced by the doctor and son was on antibiotics for a while till all was clear. That, along with Mr RSG's and my own personal encounters with the odd tick in the bush have been enough to last us a lifetime.

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Post by Tracer » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:57 am

We live in big tick country too - sheep and deer. Despite this, it's really hard to get the average doctor to test for Lymes.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Fairblue » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:08 am

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We live in big tick country too - sheep and deer. Despite this, it's really hard to get the average doctor to test for Lymes.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by kylie_koyote » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:48 am

Poor thing!
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by Kismet » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:31 pm

Excellent news that it is recovering.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:54 pm

Sizzling Sausages wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:42 am
An update on Nike the snake:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-14/ ... g/10711112
Very pleased Nike is recovering. And the koala that had 100 ticks!

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Re: Meanwhile, in Australia.....

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:28 pm

And for all those who were wondering how to safely remove a tick...

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-15/ ... m/10712950

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