So...what animal is gonna kill you in Australia?

pinkeye

Wonder woman
It's from LiveLeak. When you use the media upload tool, it says LiveLeak is an approved source. But I think this is the 2nd or 3rd time I've tried to upload something from LiveLeak, and you guys in Australia can't see it. It shows up perfectly for me. Funny too, because I think LiveLeak is based in the UK.

Here's the link. I left off the the https part. www.liveleak.com/view?t=zrsP_1602133560
I caN SEE IT. a MID-SIZED hUNTSMAN sPIDER, BYT THE LOOK OF IT. OOPS
 

HBS Guy

Head Honcho
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There was a funny TV ad years ago: man driving pulls down sunvisor, huntsman drops dopwn startling the man. He hits a truck, sends it over the chocks placed in front of the wheels and the truck careers downhill, smashing a huge boat being backed out of a driveway and heading for a house at the bottom of the hill. Hilarious.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
yeah for an Insurance company.

Its happened to me ..almost... thankfully on the outside... But my window was mostly down and this really big spider headed my way across the windscreen eek.. It got onto the door by which time I'd closed the window, IT was arched between my door and the side rearview mirror.

It was very determined to hang on, because I proceeded at speed down the road trying to blow it off. Nah. The spider settled and then moved when I slowed for a corner. It scuttled off over the roof..

Making sure all windows and vents were closed, I made my way to work, driving faster than normal. eek .
About 30 minutes. !
When I got to work I bailed out of that car so quickly I can tell you. !
I then looked all over the car.....

I I found it. It was tucked into the side of the rear number plate, where the indent for the plate is, all pulled up tight. Bloody thing.

I didn't kill it... well actually I can't remember.. I'd normally chase it off, not driving tho.
 

SethBullock

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This is a new video, recently happened. The first animal you see down the road is a cougar kitten.

Mama cougar was not happy ... She is not a big cougar. They can grow much larger. I'm guessing she's pretty young, maybe three years old. But don't get near her kittens!

 

SethBullock

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Watch the video and take a guess at her weight. I'd say she was no more than 100 lbs, but boy was she pissed.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
Yeah maybe a little under that Seth.. maybe 85-90 lbs .....but she could still have chopped him up if she wanted.

She just wanted him away from her kits. I'd think her nose would alert her to any other intruders and she saw him off good and proper. Getting to the limit of the range she put on a display of aggression as reinforcement, followed a little longer, then bolted back to her kits.
Excellent footage.

But umm did I hear him say at one point I wish I had my gun , or something like that.

Ah well. he did well altho he should have shut up.
 

SethBullock

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Yeah maybe a little under that Seth.. maybe 85-90 lbs .....but she could still have chopped him up if she wanted.

She just wanted him away from her kits. I'd think her nose would alert her to any other intruders and she saw him off good and proper. Getting to the limit of the range she put on a display of aggression as reinforcement, followed a little longer, then bolted back to her kits.
Excellent footage.

But umm did I hear him say at one point I wish I had my gun , or something like that.

Ah well. he did well altho he should have shut up.
Yeah he wished he had his gun because he was in fear for his life or serious injuries. It doesn’t necessarily mean he would have shot her. I know I wouldn’t have as a first resort. I would have fired a shot into the brush off of the road and hoped it scared her off.

Yes it was excellent footage! Nerve wracking to watch!
 

mothra

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So sweet of you guys. I'm deeply pathetic about spiders.

And thanks to your warning (which helpfully appeared on the top of a new page) i'm not going back a page to see what i missed. Not on your or anyone else's Nelly.
 

johnsmith

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So sweet of you guys. I'm deeply pathetic about spiders.

And thanks to your warning (which helpfully appeared on the top of a new page) i'm not going back a page to see what i missed. Not on your or anyone else's Nelly.

it was only a tiny little bitty one mothra :smirk
 

SethBullock

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Bet it was the size of a small cow and it hurled itself at someone.

They're forever doing that.
You may be happy to know that that spider is no more. It was on someone's car, and, as they were filming it, a bird dived out of the air and snatched it for a snack.
 

Aussie

Ima da Sheriff
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You may be happy to know that that spider is no more. It was on someone's car, and, as they were filming it, a bird dived out of the air and snatched it for a snack.

He is fibbing Mothra! It was the size of a small cow and it hurled itself at the guy taking the video, ripped out his jugular and was there for minutes drinking blood before that bird came along...it too was the size of a larger cow, and despatched it. Yeew. Very gruesome! Shame on your Seth!
 
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mothra

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He is fibbing Mothra! It was the size of a small cow and it hurled itself at the guy taking the video, ripped out his jugular and was there for minutes drinking blood before that bird came along...it too was the size of a larger cow, and despatched it. Yeew. Very gruesome! Shame on your Seth!

They don't drink your blood. They're too horrible for that. They inject you with a substance that liquefies your insides then they slurp it out.
 
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