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

sherri

New member
SethBullock said:
Aussie said:
Link.

Reckon that is crap.....they have not included those bastard drop bears.

:bike
You guys talk and talk and talk about all the violence in America, but at least America doesn't have man-eating cows and horses.

And WTF are all these man-eating "Mammals (other)"? Don't you want to know which "mammals (other)" are considering having you for a snack?

And WTF is a "non-venomous" insect sting that causes people to fall over dead by the thousands in Australia. (OK, so it's only 8.) In the U.S. venomous insects sting you or bite you and inject venom, not non-venomous insects.

I'm getting the distinct impression that your little island paradise has got some bad shit you're not telling us about. Freaking man-eating horses, undefined man-eating mammals, and insects that are so badass they don't even need venom to sting you to death.

Holy shit! :scare
What nonsense is this. man eating horses and cows? Naturally not. They will just kick you to death, you'll be buried intact (almost). Don't know what you're worried about really.

It's like this. We keep our dangerous stuff mainly out in the back of beyond. Stay in the city, you'll be fine (apart from the humans, that is)

Actually Aust is safe. I'd be more worried about USA. They have alligators and big brown bears that rip you apart and chase you (err, not in that order). And coyote things. I don't know what they do exactly but something bad, I bet.
And rattlesnakes.
Oh and opposums. Now we have cute little possums but on another board a Texan told us about opposums in his house. He had to shoot them in the kitchen, they are so vicious apparently. I don't know what it did to the opposums but I bet bullet hoes didn't improve the look of the cabinets.

It's a brave tourist who would venture to USA, I tell you. :?
 

DonDeeHippy

Active member
sherri said:
SethBullock said:
Aussie said:
Link.

Reckon that is crap.....they have not included those bastard drop bears.

:bike
You guys talk and talk and talk about all the violence in America, but at least America doesn't have man-eating cows and horses.

And WTF are all these man-eating "Mammals (other)"? Don't you want to know which "mammals (other)" are considering having you for a snack?

And WTF is a "non-venomous" insect sting that causes people to fall over dead by the thousands in Australia. (OK, so it's only 8.) In the U.S. venomous insects sting you or bite you and inject venom, not non-venomous insects.

I'm getting the distinct impression that your little island paradise has got some bad shit you're not telling us about. Freaking man-eating horses, undefined man-eating mammals, and insects that are so badass they don't even need venom to sting you to death.

Holy shit! :scare
What nonsense is this. man eating horses and cows? Naturally not. They will just kick you to death, you'll be buried intact (almost). Don't know what you're worried about really.

It's like this. We keep our dangerous stuff mainly out in the back of beyond. Stay in the city, you'll be fine (apart from the humans, that is)

Actually Aust is safe. I'd be more worried about USA. They have alligators and big brown bears that rip you apart and chase you (err, not in that order). And coyote things. I don't know what they do exactly but something bad, I bet.
And rattlesnakes.
Oh and opposums. Now we have cute little possums but on another board a Texan told us about opposums in his house. He had to shoot them in the kitchen, they are so vicious apparently. I don't know what it did to the opposums but I bet bullet hoes didn't improve the look of the cabinets.

It's a brave tourist who would venture to USA, I tell you. :?
u Forgot Bigfoot :purple
 

sherri

New member
OMG yes, so I did.

To say nothing of the natural hazards. It's a well known fact all of Calif is due to fall into the ocean some time soon.

Think what a long & tedious swim back home that would be, especially if you hadn't packed your floatie.
 

SethBullock

Moderator
Staff member
sherri said:
SethBullock said:
Aussie said:
Link.

Reckon that is crap.....they have not included those bastard drop bears.

:bike
You guys talk and talk and talk about all the violence in America, but at least America doesn't have man-eating cows and horses.

And WTF are all these man-eating "Mammals (other)"? Don't you want to know which "mammals (other)" are considering having you for a snack?

And WTF is a "non-venomous" insect sting that causes people to fall over dead by the thousands in Australia. (OK, so it's only 8.) In the U.S. venomous insects sting you or bite you and inject venom, not non-venomous insects.

I'm getting the distinct impression that your little island paradise has got some bad shit you're not telling us about. Freaking man-eating horses, undefined man-eating mammals, and insects that are so badass they don't even need venom to sting you to death.

Holy shit! :scare
What nonsense is this. man eating horses and cows? Naturally not. They will just kick you to death, you'll be buried intact (almost). Don't know what you're worried about really.

It's like this. We keep our dangerous stuff mainly out in the back of beyond. Stay in the city, you'll be fine (apart from the humans, that is)

Actually Aust is safe. I'd be more worried about USA. They have alligators and big brown bears that rip you apart and chase you (err, not in that order). And coyote things. I don't know what they do exactly but something bad, I bet.
And rattlesnakes.
Oh and opposums. Now we have cute little possums but on another board a Texan told us about opposums in his house. He had to shoot them in the kitchen, they are so vicious apparently. I don't know what it did to the opposums but I bet bullet hoes didn't improve the look of the cabinets.

It's a brave tourist who would venture to USA, I tell you. :?
Well, yes, we do have some dangerous critters here.
 

sherri

New member
Good grief, what's that thing?
We'll need to add it to the list.

Bet you don't get many hikers in Oregon. or not as many as there... used to be, put it that way.
 

SethBullock

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Staff member
sherri said:
Good grief, what's that thing?
We'll need to add it to the list.

Bet you don't get many hikers in Oregon. or not as many as there... used to be, put it that way.
It's a cougar, Sherri. Recently an unarmed woman was hiking alone along a trail near Mt Hood and was killed by a cougar. Cougar attacks on humans are rare, but they do happen from time to time. It is much more common to be stalked, but not attacked, by cougar though. Hunters become aware of it rather often. They often find cougar tracks over their own tracks when returning from a hunt. It is unwise to go hiking alone or unarmed.

A friend of mine hunts elk. Before the season opened, he was spending some time scouting the elk. He came across a fresh killed elk. It was a full grown cow elk which is a big animal. So he attached a game camera to a tree aimed at the dead elk and came back the next day. This is what the camera captured. Now to get some idea how big this cougar was, that is a full grown cow elk in the foreground. That cougar had to be a male over 200 lbs.
 

Texan

Active member
A friend of my FIL lost a goat to a cougar(mountain lion). He saw it jump a 2 meter fence with a 20kg goat in its mouth.
 

SethBullock

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Texan said:
A friend of my FIL lost a goat to a cougar(mountain lion). He saw it jump a 2 meter fence with a 20kg goat in its mouth.
I believe it. Coincidentally, another friend of mine recently lost a goat to a cougar. He set up a game camera in the woods right near his house and captured this ...


What gets me about that first one is the size of its shoulders and back legs. What a brute!
 

Dax

Active member
SethBullock said:
Texan said:
A friend of my FIL lost a goat to a cougar(mountain lion). He saw it jump a 2 meter fence with a 20kg goat in its mouth.
I believe it. Coincidentally, another friend of mine recently lost a goat to a cougar. He set up a game camera in the woods right near his house and captured this ...


What gets me about that first one is the size of its shoulders and back legs. What a brute!
Almost as big as some of our feral cats. :OMG
 

SethBullock

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Staff member
Dax said:
SethBullock said:
Texan said:
A friend of my FIL lost a goat to a cougar(mountain lion). He saw it jump a 2 meter fence with a 20kg goat in its mouth.
I believe it. Coincidentally, another friend of mine recently lost a goat to a cougar. He set up a game camera in the woods right near his house and captured this ...


What gets me about that first one is the size of its shoulders and back legs. What a brute!
Almost as big as some of our feral cats. :OMG
Yeah riiiiight!
 

jovialmo

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Staff member
ahahaha have a search on feral cats in Australia. It REALLY makes me glad there is no gigantism gene in the domestic cat!

Nobody should be able to buy an unneutered cat IMHO. That will dry up the replacement of the feral cat population.

Rabbits
Cats
Camels
Pigs
Goats
Cane toads
Foxes
The English

None should EVER have been imported here!
 

UncleSam

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

There can be little doubt it's the rampant beast what's been imported from the old country:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCI18qAoKq4
 

SethBullock

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Staff member
HBS Guy said:
ahahaha have a search on feral cats in Australia. It REALLY makes me glad there is no gigantism gene in the domestic cat!

Nobody should be able to buy an unneutered cat IMHO. That will dry up the replacement of the feral cat population.

Rabbits
Cats
Camels
Pigs
Goats
Cane toads
Foxes
The English

None should EVER have been imported here!
One would think that the feral cats would wipe out the rabbits, not to mention the dingoes.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
HBS Guy said:
ahahaha have a search on feral cats in Australia. It REALLY makes me glad there is no gigantism gene in the domestic cat!

Nobody should be able to buy an unneutered cat IMHO. That will dry up the replacement of the feral cat population.

Rabbits
Cats
Camels
Pigs
Goats
Cane toads
Foxes
The English

None should EVER have been imported here!
Gosh.. that is quite a list. I'd delete the last one else be accused of bias and racism.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
SethBullock said:
HBS Guy said:
ahahaha have a search on feral cats in Australia. It REALLY makes me glad there is no gigantism gene in the domestic cat!

Nobody should be able to buy an unneutered cat IMHO. That will dry up the replacement of the feral cat population.

Rabbits
Cats
Camels
Pigs
Goats
Cane toads
Foxes
The English

None should EVER have been imported here!
One would think that the feral cats would wipe out the rabbits, not to mention the dingoes.
Yes but you see they are spread across huge areas, and the feral cats don't tend to encroach on the dingos, and vice versa.
Those on the list , apart from those bloody American TOADS that got invited in, have preferred areas of habitat and range.

Don't forget to add Asian Buffalo.


It would sound logical that dingos 'd kill cats, etc. But too bad it doesn't work that way. Dingos can gorge on rabbits and make no difference.

The whole of arid Australia is at huge risk from these relatively recently introduced species. It is the rule of unintended consequences.
 
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