Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby Kwacky » 02 Aug 2018, 12:26

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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby D41 » 02 Aug 2018, 13:16

Apparently someone has dumped 1300lbs of cocaine off the coast of Australia...??
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby Kwacky » 02 Aug 2018, 13:26

That was Kiwi when he realised he's got the kids this weekend.
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby D41 » 02 Aug 2018, 13:34

Not the worst idea I've ever heard..
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby kiwikrasher » 03 Aug 2018, 00:35

Kwacky wrote:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-45043299


It’s the driest here than any other time in the 16 yes I’ve lived here. My water tank finally ran dry so have been doing runs with my 1000L bulk container and paid for a 6000L delivery last week. Having chlorine in the water (fill points are town water) is very noticeable after only using rain water all this time
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby kiwikrasher » 03 Aug 2018, 00:36

Kwacky wrote:That was Kiwi when he realised he's got the kids this weekend.


Yup, had to hid all the drugs, porn and sex toys (lol)
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby Kwacky » 05 Oct 2018, 09:17

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-45755135

Although that's some going to get bitten by one of those.
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby D41 » 05 Oct 2018, 11:48

I agree....it's almost like he wanted it.
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby kiwikrasher » 05 Oct 2018, 23:10

That’s some serious bad luck. I’ve handled sea snakes while diving a number of times.
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby D41 » 05 Oct 2018, 23:48

Why, FFS??
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby kiwikrasher » 06 Oct 2018, 05:01

D41 wrote:Why, FFS??


Because as long as you let them come to you and don’t crowd them they are inquisitive and friendly creatures. They love running through your hands and between your arms. There is next to no danger from bite if you are predictable and you are protected by a layer of neoprene as well. They have extremely small mouths and can only really bite a ungloves hand between the fingers in the webs. They can’t fit an adult finger in their gob.

Plus it’s a cool experience. Placing yourself close to a wild and technically dangerous creature, let them feel comfortable with you and engage on their terms, it’s very humbling and relaxing.

I’ve dived with way more scarier marine life than a sea snake.
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby D41 » 06 Oct 2018, 05:20

Makes sense. I've seen enough wildlife shows where people are handling animals that would give most the creeps.
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby Kwacky » 06 Oct 2018, 09:27

Confidence is king. I had a small wild cobra rear up next to me when I was in Sri Lanka. I just stood there, let him take a look then watched him slide away.

Venomous animals invest a lot in making their toxins. They don't like to waste them.
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby StMarks » 06 Oct 2018, 10:30

Kwacky wrote:.... I just stood there,.....

To be fair, I would have been scared rigid too mate.!
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby Kwacky » 06 Oct 2018, 12:11

I didn't see it. I was chatting to my mate and a local guy. My mate said "don't move, just liook down". There was this cobra, its hood about level with my knee, just staring up at me. Once I made eye contact it turned and slithered off.

It was one of those wtf just happened? moments
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby D41 » 06 Oct 2018, 14:02

You stared down a cobra!!??
That's epic!!
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby duke63 » 06 Oct 2018, 14:33

Don't even need to go to Australia to get a potentially fatal snake bite. Prague should do it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45769968
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby Itchy » 06 Oct 2018, 14:41

Even the beaches will try and kill you down under...

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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby Cavetroll87 » 08 Oct 2018, 11:15

duke63 wrote:Don't even need to go to Australia to get a potentially fatal snake bite. Prague should do it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45769968


Dont even go to prague, I know some people who have some in their spare room if thats how you wanna go ;)
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Re: Reasons not to go to Australia, part 24753

Postby Kwacky » 08 Oct 2018, 17:26

Mambas are nasty. They'll hunt down humans if they're pissed off.
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