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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.
12th Aug '15 1:56:39 AM TARINunit9
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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 extrordinary 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 was created solely for the purpose of scaring gullible tourists]]. Interestingly, however, the drop bear has an extrordinary 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 ...]]



** It's also worth noting, however, that when [[CorneredRattleSnake you do manage to tick one off,]] Koalas can be [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds extremely aggresive defenders]] of their young, territory, and personal space. The fact that they can get this angry while [[TheStoner perpetually blitzed]] suggests that denying a koala its favored diet would be a [[KillerRabbit very bad idea]]. Wild koalas are also some of the meanest, stinkiest, and nastiest animals in the country, and don't take nicely to annoying humans.

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** It's also worth noting, however, that when [[CorneredRattleSnake you do manage to tick one off,]] Koalas can be [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds extremely aggresive aggressive defenders]] of their young, territory, and personal space. The fact that they can get this angry while [[TheStoner perpetually blitzed]] suggests that denying a koala its favored diet would be a [[KillerRabbit very bad idea]]. Wild koalas are also some of the meanest, stinkiest, and nastiest animals in the country, with claws covered in septic bacteria, and don't take nicely to annoying humans.
17th Jul '15 4:45:19 AM Paynesque
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* The game ''VideoGame/{{Path of Exile}}'', from New Zealand developer Grinding Gears Games feature an enemy in the forest zone called Plummet Bears. You guess what they resemble.
19th Feb '15 5:20:05 PM jormis29
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* ''Webcomic/UserFriendly'': The team get a contract job in Australia. When they arrive, they're warned by a local to be careful of the gum trees out the back of the office building -- "With gum trees come drop bears, mate. The most foul, cruel marsupial you've ever set eyes on." Meanwhile, Stef is walking up to the building past a gum tree with a drop bear in it, [[spoiler:and it drops on him. Apparently, the local bears have a thing about eating brains, so this one is very disappointed.]]

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* ''Webcomic/UserFriendly'': The team get a contract job in Australia. When they arrive, they're warned by a local to be careful of the gum trees out the back of the office building -- "With gum trees come drop bears, mate. The most foul, cruel marsupial you've ever set eyes on." Meanwhile, Stef is walking up to the building past a gum tree with a drop bear in it, [[spoiler:and it drops on him. Apparently, the local bears have a thing about eating brains, so this one is [[YourBrainWontBeMuchOfAMeal very disappointed.disappointed]].]]
19th Feb '15 5:17:37 PM jormis29
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* ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'': On a visit to Australia, it's revealed that drop bears are real, and that the Australians spread the rumour that they were a myth to scare tourists so the tourists would keep coming. One attacks Jared.

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* ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'': [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/the-guest-comic-youve-been-waiting-for On a visit to Australia, Australia]], it's revealed that drop bears are real, and that the Australians spread the rumour that they were a myth to scare tourists so the tourists would keep coming. One attacks Jared.
13th Feb '15 2:34:26 PM R1ck1
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Like most countries in the world, UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} has a number of [[OurCryptidsAreMoreMysterious cryptids and mythical beasties]] allegedly lurking out in the forests and outback (because [[AustralianWildlife Australia's natural wildlife]] just [[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou isn't interesting or dangerous enough]]). This page covers the [[strike:three]]four most common creatures found in Australian folklore.

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Like most countries in the world, UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} has a number of [[OurCryptidsAreMoreMysterious cryptids and mythical beasties]] allegedly lurking out in the forests and outback (because [[AustralianWildlife Australia's natural wildlife]] just [[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou isn't interesting or dangerous enough]]). This page covers the [[strike:three]]four four most common creatures found in Australian folklore.
13th Feb '15 2:34:07 PM R1ck1
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Like most countries in the world, UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} has a number of [[OurCryptidsAreMoreMysterious cryptids and mythical beasties]] allegedly lurking out in the forests and outback (because [[AustralianWildlife Australia's natural wildlife]] just [[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou isn't interesting or dangerous enough]]). This page covers the three most common creatures found in Australian folklore.

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Like most countries in the world, UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} has a number of [[OurCryptidsAreMoreMysterious cryptids and mythical beasties]] allegedly lurking out in the forests and outback (because [[AustralianWildlife Australia's natural wildlife]] just [[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou isn't interesting or dangerous enough]]). This page covers the three [[strike:three]]four most common creatures found in Australian folklore.
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