[LMB] OT: Australia (was Take care, everyone)

JenL jenl1625 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 3 17:14:19 GMT 2011

On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 8:44 PM, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>wrote:

> > From: Lucy Chubb lucy at chubb.wattle.id.au
> > On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 12:31:50PM +0000, kerry weisselberg wrote:
> > > Kerry
> > > Who loves the idea of Aus, apart from all the hideous, dangerous
> > > critters. Huntsman spiders, ugh.
> >
> > Huntsmen are nice .. they eat pesky insects. Ignore them and they ignore
> you. Redbacks on the other hand are not nice. And there are more of them
> around here.
> > LucyC
> Huntsmen are HORRIBLE. For one thing, they keep trying to
> move into my house. And car. And they rear up and wave their
> legs at you like a funnelweb! (Unless that WAS a funnelweb...
> oh dear lord...) And they JUMP.
> As for redbacks - you'd have to be trying hard to be KILLED
> by one. I know they're technically deadly, but who dies from
> a redback bite? My aunt was bitten on the foot, she just stuck
> her foot under the hot tap for a while and kept on going.
> But really, there's not THAT much deadly stuff. And it's spread
> out, you don't see it all in one day. Usually.
> Gwynne (who has a red-bellied black snake for a housemate)

Sounds like Arizona - around the house, watch out for black widow spiders
and (little tan) scorpions.  Out on a hike, watch out for rattlesnakes and
(big black) scorpions...  And jumping cactus - give jumping cactus a wide


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