March 15, 2004

Huge freakin' Paooki

(Serenity, you probably don't want to click the link below, and most certainly don't want to enlarge the picture there)

All I can say is that I'm thankful that Australia is completely waterbound. You can keep 'em down there, mate!


Posted by Ted at March 15, 2004 10:39 AM
Category: Links

Yikes! I never how many different kinds of spiders we had 'round these parts until I moved into this house. Some day soon I'll have to figure out a way to post photos of the giant slugs that used to crawl out of my garden and up the back stairs; they were about 8" long, as I recall.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at March 15, 2004 07:33 PM

T.S., I think those are called "snakes"..... ;)

Posted by: Susie at March 16, 2004 10:55 AM

What's the big deal? They're not small, but I've been bitten by bigger ones in my back garden. Hurt like hell, bled profusely, but no great drama.

It's not the dinnerplate-sized bird-eating spiders you have to worry about, it's the Funnelwebs and Redbacks, the largest of which are no bigger than your fist. Even then, there are antivenoms, hardly anyone dies of a spider bite these days.

Drop Bears are a different matter, of course. But they're never found in Urban areas.

Posted by: Alan E Brain at March 17, 2004 10:14 AM

He dares to ask, "what's the big deal?"

Is he ill? And a paook "no bigger than your fist" is one fist size too big a paook.

Once again, Ted, thank you for the warning. You bet your sweet bippy I did NOT click that link.

Posted by: Serenity at March 17, 2004 04:01 PM
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