[LMB] OT: California drop bear - an invasive species?

Karen Hunt huntkc at gmail.com
Wed Aug 14 12:15:02 BST 2019


On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 2:49 AM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
wrote:

> From: kbarry <kbarry at bitsofhistory.com>
>
> On 8/13/2019 9:50 AM, Batwrangler wrote:
> > what I want to know is does the water kill you sans large reptiles?
>
> Ask Prime Minister Holt who went for a swim in the sea and was never
> seen again.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Harold_Holt
> Read about that in "A Sunburned Country" by Bill Bryson.
> Regards,
> Kevin Barry
>
> Gwynne: Sheesh,  you lose ONE Prime Minister and people never let you
> forget
> it. Theories at the time were evenly split between the CIA, Chinese
> submarine,
> and (more boring) sharks. There's still a lot of people who believe it was
> either
> of the first two.
>
> But we did name a swimming pool after him.
>

There's also the box jellyfish - absurdly overpowered in the sting-for-food
world.

Karen Hunt


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