General Why I Don't Like Bushwalking In Australia

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I miss Bushwalkinng (tramping) in NZ...

Why I dont want to go tramping here in Australia


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Tiger Snakes...They will chase you sometimes

Once bit by a Tiger, its 30 mins to get medical treatment, before Internal organs start seizing
 

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Taipans are worse deadliest snakes in the world, they spit venom on to your skin and then puncture your skin so its not really a bite. The venom clots your blood so a lot of people in the old days would drink liquor to thin the blood.
They were where i use to live didnt stop me from going into parts of the bush, just before i moved back to nz i was seeing snakes everywhere, especially out in the banana paddocks.
 
Gizzyfan

Gizzyfan

I hate snakes, my wife is worse. She has just started believing there are no crocs on Melbourne.

Last person to die of snake bite in aus was 1981 so I asap on tv
 
BiggerD

BiggerD

Taipans are worse deadliest snakes in the world, they spit venom on to your skin and then puncture your skin so its not really a bite. The venom clots your blood so a lot of people in the old days would drink liquor to thin the blood.
They were where i use to live didnt stop me from going into parts of the bush, just before i moved back to nz i was seeing snakes everywhere, especially out in the banana paddocks.

There is a lovely looking Taipan in Sydney Tarongo Zoo...Its cream/white..A Beutiful Snake.

However, Taipans are so vicious...

A QLD Electricity Power worker was killed last year by a Taipan in QLD

Nice looking , but extremely Deadly
 

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Gizzyfan

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We were playing golf recently here, one hit the ball onto se rough, we were about to go and look when my mate saw a snake habitat sign, we decoded all yours snakey and buffered off, where we were, werribee probably Brown or tiger, both bad news
 

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I miss Bushwalkinng (tramping) in NZ...

Why I dont want to go tramping here in Australia


BAD BOYS

Tiger Snakes...They will chase you sometimes

Once bit by a Tiger, its 30 mins to get medical treatment, before Internal organs start seizing
That's more than enough time for one more bowel movement! :eek:
 
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Sup42

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Lived in Mt Druit in Sydneys West, It was a couple of km walk home from school by foot path.....only several hundred meters if you cut through the back of the field across the narrow patch of bushland infested with Brown snakes and Syndicated organized crime Car theft gangs dismantling Fords and Holdens then setting the wrecks alight........

I used to sprint through the short cut , got fit and fast.
 
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mode81

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Caught a few good size eels a few weeks back in Te Pahu near Raglan probably the closest I've been to anything snake like....been to Oz a few times to see family and watch footy but never came across any snakes just a redback on my aunty's porch pretty freaking awesome thing to look at...well that has nothing to do with bushwalks now does it haha!!
 
¿N. ig-mah¿

¿N. ig-mah¿

I lived in Rockhampton for 3 years, and though I wanted to see one in the wild, only ever saw one snake outside a glass cage. It was small and whitish and had just had its head run over by a car. It seemed in no mood to chase or bite me, and was just getting to the end of its dying twitch when I saw it. I really dislike spiders and saw far too many of them in Oz, although my new home in a rural suburb of Invercargill has much bigger and more unusual looking bug and spider life than I ever saw over there. In the past week I have seen spiders with bodies over and inch long and long, fat legs, night beetles thicker than your thumb and dragon flies close to 6 inches long. I haven't seen anything like this stuff before, yet I have spent almost all my life living only kilometres from this area.

Plenty of amazing nature in the area, though. Bellbirds and Tuis sit in the trees in the back yard and talk to me. They respond to my whistles and hop onto lower branches to get a closer look. Wood Pigeons play in and around our section and swoop and dive (not sure if they are feeding or playing, as I have never seen wood pigeons this active before). I sit in my spa pool and watch calves play and charge around just over our back fence (pretty big deal for a real townie who spent none of his youth outside of a small city). I am only metres form nature walks and my local golf course. My kids love it and I think its pretty cool, too.
 
Gizzyfan

Gizzyfan

Not only snakes and spiders in weekend driving through a state forest had a bloody great kangaroo no in front of my car, 2k damage, fortunately insured. Aussie mates reckon I was lucky it didn't come through the sunscreen. Tough bastard he just buffered off after it, he hit hard so that surprised me
 
¿N. ig-mah¿

¿N. ig-mah¿

Not only snakes and spiders in weekend driving through a state forest had a bloody great kangaroo no in front of my car, 2k damage, fortunately insured. Aussie mates reckon I was lucky it didn't come through the sunscreen. Tough bastard he just buffered off after it, he hit hard so that surprised me

I had a mate in Rocky (Central Queensland) when I lived there who had a bullbar on the front of his car for protection against kangaroos. He had it clipped off by an oncoming car when pulling out of a petrol station and before he had it reattached, a kangaroo tried to jump his car out in the country. Its feet went through the windscreen and it face-planted on the roof, killing it. Luckily for him it was on the passenger side, but it totalled his car. They reckon it would kill you to get a kangaroo foot in the head through your windscreen.
 
Gizzyfan

Gizzyfan

I had a mate in Rocky (Central Queensland) when I lived there who had a bullbar on the front of his car for protection against kangaroos. He had it clipped off by an oncoming car when pulling out of a petrol station and before he had it reattached, a kangaroo tried to jump his car out in the country. Its feet went through the windscreen and it face-planted on the roof, killing it. Luckily for him it was on the passenger side, but it totalled his car. They reckon it would kill you to get a kangaroo foot in the head through your windscreen.


I can believe it, when I hit this fulla I couldn't actually see his head through the windscreen, the car is a camry so he was a good size, they are bloody fast as well. They are a bloody pest here in Victoria, apparently the same in the rest of oz. Just after my hit when I came out of the forest there would have been about a hundred in a paddock about 2 hectares big. Roos of all sizes. Over here everything that crawls, slithers, climbs and hops is protected. At least we don't have crocs in Victoria.
 
Miket12

Miket12

I can believe it, when I hit this fulla I couldn't actually see his head through the windscreen, the car is a camry so he was a good size, they are bloody fast as well. They are a bloody pest here in Victoria, apparently the same in the rest of oz. Just after my hit when I came out of the forest there would have been about a hundred in a paddock about 2 hectares big. Roos of all sizes. Over here everything that crawls, slithers, climbs and hops is protected. At least we don't have crocs in Victoria.

Politicians? :D
 
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