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Panicked and Hysterical Phone Call From The Mrs

Old 7th Aug 2013, 16:25
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I like leguaans.

Here is a group of charming Saffers gently removing an unwelcome hitchhiker...

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Old 7th Aug 2013, 16:36
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rgb, although called a camel spider, that beastie is not a spider, it's got 10 legs, 2 too many! It was thought they were part of the scorpion family, lately it's been accepted that they are a completely different species.
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Old 7th Aug 2013, 16:40
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Re Gators / Crocs, that why you own an H&K

They need to be "kept in check" and the fear of man put back into them !!!
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Old 7th Aug 2013, 17:34
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Solifuge, Mr Vee.

Not venomous, but have a nasty bite and a digestive enzyme which dissolves the bits they fang.

The way they run with the two front legs held up is a little skin crawling. The Admiral would give birth to a roll of barbed wire if he were to see that.
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Old 7th Aug 2013, 17:53
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No need to brandish the H&K for crocs or gators these parts 500N as both are, thankfully, unknown here. However black bear, coyote, fox and assorted other creatures are plentiful.
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Old 7th Aug 2013, 23:30
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Geckos - we used to have one living behind almost every picture on the wall and at least one big one in every aircon unit. One of my sons could catch them in his bare hands - they're far too quick for most folk though. It's OK to have them in the house as they run out and catch the mossies in the night. Not very nice when one drops off the ceiling onto your bed, though! I once had a big one fall out of the garage door runners (I'd inadvertently injured it as I opened the sliding door) and it fell straight down inside the back of my open-necked, clean white shirt. Afterwards I looked like I'd been shot in the back and as it wriggled, scratched and bit it's way down into my trouser waist band I almost cacked myself as I had absolutely no idea what it was.
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Old 8th Aug 2013, 05:48
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Many a story in South Africa of friends trying to ride over a snake on the road, thinking succesful until they got to the service station, getting a big surprise when opening the hood to check oil/water/etc.

Cape Cobra's are not your friend....

Had a place in Zambia on the Zambezi - plenty of nasty creatures - crocks and hippos that were not very social - though the snakes who called the river home swimming around were probably the most incentive not to get in the water...
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Old 8th Aug 2013, 05:52
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I was reading this the other day. Even though it is Moz, it just shows
what goes on !!!

"Wild animals killed 59 people and injured a further 44 in Mozambique between January and May this year. Wild animals also destroyed 186 hectares of crops, with elephants being the main culprit.

According to the government spokesperson, Deputy Justice Minister Alberto Nkutumula, crocodiles continue to be the most deadly animals, killing 47. In addition, snakes killed six people, elephants three, and hippopotami three."
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