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Panicked and Hysterical Phone Call From The Mrs

Old 2nd Aug 2013, 08:15
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I used to do the snake rescues for WIRES (wildlife rescue organisation) when we lived in the bush. Was called to catch a red-bellied black in a garden. Now RBBs are extremely venomous, but there's never been a recorded adult death, because they are the greatest wimps around, and very good at escaping and hiding. They will go into any dark, narrow hole they see. So we raked the rubbish away where the bloke reckoned it was, and finally it broke cover towards me. I stepped backwards to get the bag, and fell base over apex, placing the dark, narrow opening at the foot of my jeans right in his line of sight. I don't think I've ever levitated before, but I did then. The snake vanished, never to be seen again.
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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 09:06
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Ah, Australia. the land where there may be an animal, plant, insect or fish that isn't trying to kill you, only they haven't found it yet...
We're talking about drop bears, right?
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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 09:13
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That's one of them.

The other of course is the "Bunyip"

And then of course we have Blue Bottles, Stingers etc
and then the plain Jane Sharks, Crocs and Snakes !

Nothing much to worry about
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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 09:24
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And the spiders
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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 09:48
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was asked once by a brit new in country where the sticks were?

evidently she had been briefed in total seriousness by hubby that all australian toilets had two sticks leaning in the corner. the short one was for dealing with the spiders in the toilet bowl and the long one was for taking care of the poisonous snakes.
ours only had spare rolls and a toilet brush. how on earth did we manage?
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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 09:52
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dubble

That is funny, never heard that one before.
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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 10:27
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On the radio this morning the New Zealand Prime Minister said that mice and rats scared him so he got Mrs Key to deal with them.
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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 11:45
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The most amazing thing about Australia is the massively strict animal/plant/biological quarantine.

I suppose it's to protect innocent imported animals from being placed in jeopardy, a sort of proactive sort of "prevention of cruelty to animals".

Then again when you read about the rabbits, camels & cane-toads one wonders quite how they survived. Maybe it was a case of the indiginous animals going "yugh this foreign food is all greasy an' 'orrible". Or perhaps it was the lack of excitement? "naw leave them forrin animals alone they're no challenge - dare yah to try a bit of croc"
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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 12:55
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VP959; Don't forget the sabre toothed Platypuses (or is that Platupi?) and the man eating type Kangaroo!

Does anyone else think that rgbrock is AWL (Aussies don't use the term AWOL, or they don't AFAIK) because he is in deepest s**t with the Mrs?

Or is he MIA?

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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 13:32
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I fear that as so much time has passed since we last heard from RGB we must assume the worst.Either the snake or the Mrs has done for him(even Rangers are not safe from either pissed off wives or snakes).We should now start preparing the obits.
RIP RGB
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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 13:33
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I notice none of the Australians being helpful on this thread have mentioned dropbears.
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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 13:37
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Dropbears

Look you guys have got to try to sleep at night.

If we told you about drop bears you wouldnt sleep for months and then where would you all be.


BOO
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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 13:43
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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 13:45
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OFSO: post #63 applies.
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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 13:47
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I suppose it's to protect innocent imported animals from being placed in jeopardy, a sort of proactive sort of "prevention of cruelty to animals".

Nah! It's so the African wildlife doesn't drop in and eat all their Oz counterparts, showing them up for the cuddly fluffy wuffies they are.

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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 15:03
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Even allowing for the time difference, it would appear that the silence from conneticraps' finest son forebodes ill. It would seem that the snakes got the wifey and then the man himself. The tin of tomato soup remains untouched....



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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 15:08
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I told him to go with the chicken noodle. . .
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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 15:42
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My guess is Mrs RGB found Mr's PPRuNe thread.....

The rest is going to be reported in The National Enquirer exclusive special edition coming out this weekend . .
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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 16:56
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Any update or do we mark him as KIA ?

Someone needs to do the paperwork for his Purple Heart
and maybe one for Valor ?

Is he worthy of a Bronze Star with V device - for tackling the snake
or a Silver Star for confronting his wife ?
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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 17:16
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Of course, there's always this possibility.....

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