History UsefulNotes / AustralianWildlife

21st Mar '17 9:59:41 AM ginsengaddict
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrmecia_(ant) Bull Ants]], which grow more than a centimetre long and have a bite that has been known to cause [[https://www.allergy.org.au/patients/insect-allergy-bites-and-stings/allergic-reactions-to-bites-and-stings anaphylaxis]]. Being an ant, they also [[ZergRush attack in swarms]].
21st Mar '17 9:52:45 AM ginsengaddict
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** Having said that, [[HopeSpot Huntsmans are not aggressive]], preferring to run away from humans than to bite them. And as a bonus, they're quite adept at killing Funnelwebs.
12th Jan '17 1:09:06 PM Laevatein
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_white_ibis Australian White Ibis]]: A close relative of the Sacred Ibis revered by the ancient Egyptians. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?sns=fb&v=mO-OpFjHRbE&app=desktop Modern Australians have a different opinion.]]
16th Dec '16 10:24:21 PM NanoMoose
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Of course, living in Australia doesn't automatically mean you'll die just by stepping in 100 yards of Oceania. Its relatively just as safe as any other modern country, just with more caution and having to watch where you step in the sand. Also on the bright side, the area between and around {{UsefulNotes/Sydney}} and {{UsefulNotes/Melbourne}} has fewer instances of the super deadly wildlife (for example, no box jellyfish, crocodiles, dingos or taipans, [[FalseReassurance but it still has]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking sharks, spiders, other venomous snakes, jellyfish with painful stings and, of course, rabbits]]). Besides, to actually stand a chance of death by Australian wildlife, one has to either ignore safety instructions and first aid (you will be given first aid, for example, if you get a box jellyfish/stonefish/blue ringed octupus sting at a patrolled beach or one within easy reach of ambulances), enter undisturbed bushland inadequately prepared (though there's plenty of it, "undisturbed bushland" does not include the cities, tourist areas, beaches and farmland) or [[TooDumbToLive both]].

Interesting note: Perhaps due to the beauty and strangeness of native Australian wildlife and plants, Australia has a very large population of environmental activists -- the sane and pragmatic kind, not the [[AnimalWrongsGroup PETA kind]] (mostly). The late [[Series/CrocodileHunter Steve Irwin]] and his family are prominent environmentalists who use their shows and zoo to promote the protection of wildlife the world over. [[note]]Well yes, until he was stabbed to death by the very wildlife he was trying to save (to be fair, it was accidental: He startled a stingray, resulting in a ''very'' [[MillionToOneChance unlucky]] [[CriticalHit one-shot to the chest]]), [[HighPressureBlood the footage of which]] emerged onto the internet [[StreisandEffect despite his wife thinking she destroyed the footage]]. But his death created an immense surge of pro-environmental activity that continues to this day.[[/note]]

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Of course, living in Australia doesn't automatically mean you'll die just by stepping in 100 yards of Oceania. Its It's just as relatively just as safe as any other modern country, just with slightly more caution and having to watch about where you step in the sand.put your hands and feet. Also on the bright side, the area between and around {{UsefulNotes/Sydney}} and {{UsefulNotes/Melbourne}} has fewer instances of the super deadly wildlife (for example, no box jellyfish, crocodiles, dingos or taipans, [[FalseReassurance but it still has]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking sharks, spiders, other venomous snakes, jellyfish with painful stings and, of course, rabbits]]). Besides, to actually stand a chance of death by Australian wildlife, one has to either completely ignore safety instructions and first aid (you will be given first aid, for example, if you get a box jellyfish/stonefish/blue ringed octupus octopus sting at a patrolled beach or one within easy reach of ambulances), enter undisturbed bushland inadequately prepared (though there's plenty of it, "undisturbed bushland" does not include the cities, tourist areas, beaches and farmland) or [[TooDumbToLive both]].

Interesting note: Perhaps perhaps due to the beauty and strangeness of native Australian wildlife and plants, Australia has a very large population of environmental activists -- the sane and pragmatic kind, not the [[AnimalWrongsGroup PETA kind]] (mostly). The late [[Series/CrocodileHunter Steve Irwin]] and his family are prominent environmentalists who use their shows and zoo to promote the protection of wildlife the world over. [[note]]Well yes, until [[note]]...Until he was stabbed to death by the very wildlife he was trying to save (to be fair, it was accidental: He he startled a stingray, resulting in a ''very'' [[MillionToOneChance unlucky]] [[CriticalHit one-shot to the chest]]), [[HighPressureBlood the footage of which]] emerged onto the internet [[StreisandEffect despite his wife thinking she destroyed the footage]]. But his death created an immense surge of pro-environmental activity that continues to this day.[[/note]]
25th Nov '16 9:11:17 AM Rabbitear
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Textile_cone.JPG Cone Shell]] The reason why many kids don't go swimming without proper foot wear. The stinger has the ability to pierce through a thick layer protective clothing. Its stinger is also used like a freaking harpoon! There is ''no antivenin''.[[note]]And even if there ''were'' one, they wouldn't be able to administer it fast enough anyway.[[/note]]

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Textile_cone.JPG Cone Shell]] The reason why many kids don't go swimming without proper foot wear. The stinger has the ability to pierce through a thick layer protective clothing. Its stinger is also used like a freaking harpoon! There is ''no antivenin''.antivenom''.[[note]]And even if there ''were'' one, they wouldn't be able to administer it fast enough anyway.[[/note]]
9th Nov '16 4:58:57 AM Gorank
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[[caption-width-right:244:[[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou Why yes, this thing can and will kill you too.]]]]

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20th Oct '16 1:18:42 PM PDL
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tasdevil_large.jpg Tasmanian Devil.]] Made famous by the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes character of the same name, but the fictional one bears no relation save the name and prodigious noise they make. As their name suggests, restricted to the island of Tasmania. The current population is threatened by [[BodyHorror Devil facial tumour disease]], essentially a contagious cancer.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tasdevil_large.jpg Tasmanian Devil.]] Made famous by the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes character of the same name, but the fictional one bears no relation save the name and prodigious noise they make. As their name suggests, restricted to the island of Tasmania. The current population is threatened by [[BodyHorror Devil facial tumour disease]], essentially a contagious cancer.cancer which spreads due to the fact that Devils bite each others faces when fighting one another. They are however developing a resistance to it as a few individuals have been discovered that have at least a partial immunity to the disease.
20th Oct '16 1:08:55 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** A [[BigbadassBirdofPrey Wedge-Tailed Eagle]] snatched a kangaroo joey that was being [[PetTheDog taken care of by a police officer]] in [[TheWildWest Burringurrah]], [[ThirstyDesert a remote]] [[UsefulNotes/AustralianAborigines Aboriginal]] settlement in [[UsefulNotes/AustralianStatesAndTerritories Western Australia]]. [[http://www.theage.com.au/environment/animals/massive-eagle-snatched-australian-police-officers-adopted-kangaroo--so-he-snatched-it-back-20160503-goli6r.html How did he respond]]? He chased down the eagle to retrieve the joey, finding that the [[IronWoobie not-yet-dead joey]] was had suffered [[BloodierAndGorier severe wounds by multiple eagles]]. Then he took the joey back to the police station to perform first aid on it and nurse it back to health.

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** A [[BigbadassBirdofPrey Wedge-Tailed Eagle]] Eagle snatched a kangaroo joey that was being [[PetTheDog taken care of by a police officer]] in [[TheWildWest Burringurrah]], [[ThirstyDesert a remote]] [[UsefulNotes/AustralianAborigines Aboriginal]] settlement in [[UsefulNotes/AustralianStatesAndTerritories Western Australia]]. [[http://www.theage.com.au/environment/animals/massive-eagle-snatched-australian-police-officers-adopted-kangaroo--so-he-snatched-it-back-20160503-goli6r.html How did he respond]]? He chased down the eagle to retrieve the joey, finding that the [[IronWoobie not-yet-dead joey]] was had suffered [[BloodierAndGorier severe wounds by multiple eagles]]. Then he took the joey back to the police station to perform first aid on it and nurse it back to health.
5th Sep '16 5:38:57 AM ProfitLlama
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* Indian mynah birds - brown feathers, yellow beaks. Aggressively territorial, these birds drive native birds out of their habitats by ganging up and chasing them. Distinct from Noisy Mynahs, which are grey, native, and a little calmer in disposition.

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* Indian mynah Mynah birds - brown feathers, yellow beaks. Aggressively territorial, these birds drive native birds out of their habitats by ganging up and chasing them. Distinct from Noisy Mynahs, Miners, which are grey, native, and a little ''little'' calmer in disposition.
3rd Aug '16 9:06:06 PM DoctorCooper
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** A [[BigbadassBirdofPrey Wedge-Tailed Eagle]] snatched a kangaroo joey that was being [[PetTheDog taken care of by a police officer]] in [[TheWildWest Burringurrah]], [[ThirstyDesert a remote]] [[UsefulNotes/AustralianAborigines Aboriginal]] settlement in [[UsefulNotes/AustralianStatesAndTerritories Western Australia]]. [[http://www.theage.com.au/environment/animals/massive-eagle-snatched-australian-police-officers-adopted-kangaroo--so-he-snatched-it-back-20160503-goli6r.html How did he respond]]? [[BadAss He chased down the eagle to retrieve the joey]], finding that the [[IronWoobie not-yet-dead joey]] was had suffered [[BloodierAndGorier severe wounds by multiple eagles]]. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Then he took the joey back to the police station to perform first aid on it and nurse it back to health]].

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** A [[BigbadassBirdofPrey Wedge-Tailed Eagle]] snatched a kangaroo joey that was being [[PetTheDog taken care of by a police officer]] in [[TheWildWest Burringurrah]], [[ThirstyDesert a remote]] [[UsefulNotes/AustralianAborigines Aboriginal]] settlement in [[UsefulNotes/AustralianStatesAndTerritories Western Australia]]. [[http://www.theage.com.au/environment/animals/massive-eagle-snatched-australian-police-officers-adopted-kangaroo--so-he-snatched-it-back-20160503-goli6r.html How did he respond]]? [[BadAss He chased down the eagle to retrieve the joey]], joey, finding that the [[IronWoobie not-yet-dead joey]] was had suffered [[BloodierAndGorier severe wounds by multiple eagles]]. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Then he took the joey back to the police station to perform first aid on it and nurse it back to health]].health.
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