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#1 DavidB-AU

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 07:50

There was an intruder in our club room this afternoon.

 

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 07:54

Doesn't look very big-N gauge perhaps? (and no, I'm not being brave- I'd still be standing on a chair gibbering!)


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#3 DavidB-AU

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:08

Even a baby red belly black can put you in hospital, but they aren't aggressive and will try to escape unless provoked.

 

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:38

I think we need a new option, like/friendly supportive don't quite do the job.

 

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:09

Glad to hear that they arent aggressive but I wouldn't hang around to find out!!

I just go on the basis that anything that crawls in Australia is poisonous!!!

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#6 trisonic

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:17

75% of all the wildlife in Australia seems to be out to kill humans..........

 

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#7 DavidB-AU

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:24

75% of all the wildlife in Australia seems to be out to kill humans..........


List of animals in Australia that won't kill you.
1) Some of the sheep.

That's about it.

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#8 69843

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:40

Was someone running a model of NR75 'Steve Irwin'?



#9 Poor Old Bruce

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:25

List of animals in Australia that won't kill you.
1) Some of the sheep.

That's about it.

Cheers
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Does that mean that some sheep will?


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#10 Catkins

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:27

List of animals in Australia that won't kill you.1) Some of the sheep.That's about it.CheersDavid

Does that mean that some sheep will?

Bruce, have you not seen the documentary "Black Sheep"?

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:38

Not just in Oz, either. I'm 120 miles WSW of Paris, and this was in my railway barn the other year. It has not improved my motivation for being out there, despite a helpful RMwebber pointing out the lack of markings on the back suggests it is harmless. This is against the un-rendered interior wall of my barn.

 

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I now realise that the previously-unidentified droppings on the floor that I often find are snake-poo. Nice.

 

 


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 18:43

Could have done with one of those to despatch the mice lurking in the walls of my last railway shed :)
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#13 Oldddudders

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 20:55

Could have done with one of those to despatch the mice lurking in the walls of my last railway shed :)

Yes, the walls are where he/they live! It does explain why I seldom see mouse dirts, despite never letting a cat in there for obvious reasons!


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#14 corax67

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 21:47

Nasty feeling the post office will moan if I ask you to pop one over for me in a parcel - shame though, nice environmentally friendly pest control ;)
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#15 Y Ddewin gwyn

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 11:00

I had an encounter with a King Brown snake in our pool area last year before we moved South. He was uninterested and I was unarmed, and therefore we parted peacefully. I had no ambition to build a garden railway in the Northern Territory!

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 15:36

Now here's a snake with an attitude problem.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onitor-26417534


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#17 M Graff

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 16:56

Well, the biggest problem in Nopestralia isn't the snakes, rather the creepy crawlies that has one job in life: trying the very best to end you if you come near.....
Thankfully there is a solution to that:
http://i.imgur.com/Z7Gpf.gif

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 23:04

Does that mean that some sheep will?

 

Not sure where this was filmed , but it looks like some will try .

 

 

 

 


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 23:39

Not sure where this was filmed , but it looks like some will try .
 
 

 
 


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#20 Y Ddewin gwyn

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:42

Some kiwi psycho sheep?
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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:52

Now here's a snake with an attitude problem.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onitor-26417534

 

Now that is going to need a Gaviscon tablet afterwards!

 

As for snakes, keep em. Around Scotland the most dangerous thing is the Salmond.


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#22 jamie92208

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 12:36

Now that is going to need a Gaviscon tablet afterwards!

 

As for snakes, keep em. Around Scotland the most dangerous thing is the Salmond.

Especially when assisted by a Sturgeon.

 

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#23 DougN

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:03

Come on, red bellied black snakes, great white sharks, red back spiders, funnel webs, copper head snakes.... And watch out for the drop bears. The cuddly koalas (full of cylmidia) the killer kangaroos... Let alone the cassowaries.. No nothing other than the weather will kill any one in Australia!
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#24 rcmacchipilot

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 14:28

the only creatures that australia doesnt top the posion list on are scorpions.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 00:50

The red bellied black snakes are only considered mildly dangerous!

 

There are lots of scorpions, as well as lots of centipedes, all of which can give very painful stings but never, as far as I know, fatal!!








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