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8th Aug '16 10:02:46 AM DaveE
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* In an untold tale of ''ComicBook/SpiderGwen'', she takes on [[SelfDemonstrating/CobraCommander Koala Kommander]] and his trained killer koalas. The Kommander acquires them through an old Australian saying that anyone who catches a falling koala is responsible for raising it.

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* In an untold tale of ''ComicBook/SpiderGwen'', she takes on [[SelfDemonstrating/CobraCommander Koala Kommander]] and his trained killer koalas. The Kommander acquires them through an old Australian saying that anyone who catches a falling koala is responsible for raising it.it, so basically he's using dropped bears.
8th Aug '16 10:00:10 AM DaveE
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* In an untold tale of ''ComicBook/SpiderGwen'', she takes on [[SelfDemonstrating/CobraCommander Koala Kommander]] and his trained killer koalas. The Kommander acquires them through an old Australian saying that anyone who catches a falling koala is responsible for raising it.
30th Jul '16 2:12:57 PM Laevatein
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* The Australian Quidditch team is called the Drop Bears.
30th Jul '16 11:05:11 AM nombretomado
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* D20Modern features drop bears in its ''Menace Manual''.

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* D20Modern TabletopGame/D20Modern features drop bears in its ''Menace Manual''.
29th Jun '16 10:58:02 PM Observance
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* The ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'' series features bunyips as dragonlike burrowing animals that lurk near bodies of water and pick off unwary travellers. Nearby Aborigines try and fail to convince the protagonists not to camp near a billabong, with predictably terrible results. For extra horror, they are shown to be lightning-fast, and if you're by the water and your friends take their eyes off you for ''just a second''...

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* The ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'' series features bunyips as dragonlike dragonlike, possibly sentient burrowing animals that lurk near bodies of water and pick off unwary travellers.travelers. Think trapdoor spiders the size of wolves. Nearby Aborigines try and fail to convince the protagonists not to camp near a billabong, with predictably terrible results. For extra horror, they are shown to be lightning-fast, and if you're by the water and your friends take their eyes off you for ''just a second''...
15th Jun '16 8:53:42 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Temeraire}}'' series features bunyips as dragonlike burrowing animals that lurk near bodies of water and pick off unwary travellers. Nearby Aborigines try and fail to convince the protagonists not to camp near a billabong, with predictably terrible results. For extra horror, they are shown to be lightning-fast, and if you're by the water and your friends take their eyes off you for ''just a second''...
* In one of the books in ''TheTomorrowSeries'', an Australian prisoner of war in a work party tells the supervising soldier to watch out for the drop bears and hoop snakes.

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* The ''{{Temeraire}}'' ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'' series features bunyips as dragonlike burrowing animals that lurk near bodies of water and pick off unwary travellers. Nearby Aborigines try and fail to convince the protagonists not to camp near a billabong, with predictably terrible results. For extra horror, they are shown to be lightning-fast, and if you're by the water and your friends take their eyes off you for ''just a second''...
* In one of the books in ''TheTomorrowSeries'', ''Literature/TheTomorrowSeries'', an Australian prisoner of war in a work party tells the supervising soldier to watch out for the drop bears and hoop snakes.
5th Apr '16 4:08:17 PM pablo360
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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-10-29 "Smart Drop-bear"]] was used in reference to Petey.

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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-10-29 "Smart "Clever Drop-bear"]] was used in reference to Petey.
15th Feb '16 9:55:40 AM Paireon
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' also has stats for the bunyip, as well as several other australian critters, including the thylacine.
3rd Nov '15 1:10:14 PM StFan
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* Bunyip is allured to in mythology as a tidal wave monster in TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck where it floods [[ItMakesSenseInContext the black bird in order for the platypus to find his sacred egg]].

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* Bunyip is allured to in mythology as a tidal wave monster in TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck ''ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'' where it floods [[ItMakesSenseInContext the black bird in order for the platypus to find his sacred egg]].
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28th Oct '15 10:49:57 PM NanoMoose
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* '''Drop Bears''' are large, carnivorous creatures closely related to koala "bears". They hunt prey by climbing tall trees and then ambushing them from above. Certain techniques can be used to deter drop bears, such as smearing Vegemite behind one's ears. Unlike the first two beasties, the drop bear does not have any reported sightings or basis in folklore, and the myth [[ForTheLulz was created solely for the purpose of scaring gullible tourists]]. Interestingly, however, the drop bear has an extraordinary resemblance to a now-extinct creature known as ''Thylacoleo'' or the marsupial lion -- a prehistoric, tree-dwelling ambush predator whose closest known relatives are wombats and koalas. However, this is obviously just an eerie coincidence. [[NotQuiteDead ...]]

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* '''Drop Bears''' are large, carnivorous creatures closely related to koala "bears". They hunt prey by climbing tall trees and then ambushing them from above. Certain techniques can be used to deter drop bears, such as smearing Vegemite behind one's ears. Unlike the first two beasties, the drop bear does not have any reported sightings or basis in folklore, and the myth [[ForTheLulz [[ItAmusedMe was created solely for the purpose of scaring gullible tourists]]. Interestingly, however, the drop bear has an extraordinary resemblance to a now-extinct creature known as ''Thylacoleo'' or the marsupial lion -- a prehistoric, tree-dwelling ambush predator whose closest known relatives are wombats and koalas. [[NotQuiteDead However, this is obviously just an eerie coincidence. [[NotQuiteDead ...coincidence...]]



** It should be noted that, although it quite seriously does have claws to rival the knife glove worn by [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]], (which it needs in order to climb trees) the Koala is not, in fact, a genuinely dangerous animal. They are nocturnal. During the day their activity level is thus minimal, and even if they weren't half asleep, they would still be far too stoned on eucalyptus oil (from the gum leaves that are the basis of their diet) to be bothered attacking anyone anyway.

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** It should be noted that, although it quite seriously does have claws to rival the knife glove worn by [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]], Krueger]] (which it needs in order to climb trees) trees), the Koala is not, in fact, a genuinely dangerous animal. They are nocturnal. During the day their activity level is thus minimal, and even if they weren't half asleep, they would still be far too stoned on eucalyptus oil (from the gum leaves that are the basis of their diet) to be bothered attacking anyone anyway.



* '''Hoop Snake''', a special type of snake, able to tuck its tail into its mouth and roll down hills and slopes like a hula hoop, when reaching the bottom of the hill it un-tucks the tail and bites the nearest unsuspecting person. Much like the [[ForTheLulz Drop Bear, this was created to trick tourists]].

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* '''Hoop Snake''', a special type of snake, able to tuck its tail into its mouth and roll down hills and slopes like a hula hoop, when reaching the bottom of the hill it un-tucks the tail and bites the nearest unsuspecting person. Much like the [[ForTheLulz [[ItAmusedMe Drop Bear, this was created to trick tourists]].



** A variation of the Hoop Snake is the '''Stick Snake''' which looks exactly like a twig, and strikes lightning-fast. It is incredibly deadly and the only hint that you have been bitten is the sound of a twig snapping that the snake makes when it strikes. So if you're walking through the bush and you hear a twig snap... you ''have'' to call the emergency number ''right away''! *wide-eyed expression*

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** A variation of the Hoop Snake is the '''Stick Snake''' which looks exactly like a twig, and strikes lightning-fast. It is incredibly deadly and the only hint that you have been bitten is the sound of a twig snapping that the snake makes when it strikes. So if you're walking through the bush and you hear a twig snap... you ''have'' to call the emergency number ''right away''! *wide-eyed expression*
away!''



** [[TearJerker "Yowie"'s are now virtually impossible to find in Australia.]]

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** [[TearJerker "Yowie"'s "Yowies" are now virtually impossible to find in Australia.]]



* While it's not set in Australia, in ''Literature/WinnieThePooh'' Pooh and Piglet believe in the existence of a creature called the "jagular", remarkably similar to the Drop Bear. Jagulars, according to Pooh, sit in trees and shout, "Hallo!"--"and then when you look up, they drop on you."

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* While it's not set in Australia, in ''Literature/WinnieThePooh'' Pooh and Piglet believe in the existence of a creature called the "jagular", remarkably similar to the Drop Bear. Jagulars, according to Pooh, sit in trees and shout, "Hallo!"--"and "Hallo!" -- "and then when you look up, they drop on you."



* ''Aces Abroad,'' the fourth WildCards book, features something identified as a bunyip

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* ''Aces Abroad,'' the fourth WildCards book, features something identified as a bunyip
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* Lying to foreigners is something of a national sport. It has the added amusement that Australia's wildlife is weird anyway, so the poor marks have trouble sorting the factual from the mythical.
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