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Posted 08/19/2010   07:39 am  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi! jubilee it is good to see you again!
Not many people live to tell there story about an encounter with a brown snake!

I have been told that wasps do not attack at night!
Do not believe it!

Many moons ago when I would drink to much on a Friday night at the local RSL I was going home and took a short cut on foot through the swamp. It is a 2km short cut and being full of bad manner and having no fear off I went into the swamps darkness.First thing I walked into was a massive wasp nest,was stung basically everywhere, it sobered me up a little but I was swollen all over. Clothes did not stop them. I was a real mess.
On the other side of the swamp walking through a she oak forest in total darkness I stumbled into the biggest carpet snake I have ever seen at face level he was caught up in the branches and could not strangle me!

I no longer see this as a short cut.
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Posted 08/19/2010   07:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tonymacg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Definitely not. That's why I'm looking for a house on the coast. Mind you, in the hills in Melbourne, I was hand-feeding kookas, King's and cockies. Lovely


Garn ... Even in Richmond, on Sunday mornings, I can hear the bellbirds along the Yarra in Studley park. Quite rustic enough!
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Posted 08/19/2010   07:48 am  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Mega Funa!

I would not like to be chased by that goose looking thing!

It would give a new meaning to Thanksgiving tucker!
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Posted 08/19/2010   08:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Whatever you guys are smoking...can I have some?
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Posted 08/19/2010   08:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jubilee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Hi! jubilee it is good to see you again!
Not many people live to tell there story about an encounter with a brown snake!

I have been told that wasps do not attack at night!
Do not believe it!

Many moons ago when I would drink to much on a Friday night at the local RSL I was going home and took a short cut on foot through the swamp. It is a 2km short cut and being full of bad manner and having no fear off I went into the swamps darkness.First thing I walked into was a massive wasp nest,was stung basically everywhere, it sobered me up a little but I was swollen all over. Clothes did not stop them. I was a real mess.
On the other side of the swamp walking through a she oak forest in total darkness I stumbled into the biggest carpet snake I have ever seen at face level he was caught up in the branches and could not strangle me!

I no longer see this as a short cut.


Now tell me, is there another place on earth where stories like this come from EVERYONE?
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Posted 08/19/2010   08:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tonymacg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
All true.

And the crows have to fly backwards to keep the dust out of their eyes, too.

I can see a new wave of would-be migrants, beating paths to Australian Embassies all over the world.
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Posted 08/19/2010   09:10 am  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Cute enough picture! Mother Fruit Bat with baby!
The extended drought here has very much lessened there numbers!

But in our area they are responsible for a virus that I think is called Hendra!
These bats urinate on the grass that the horses eat and then the horse catches the virus, in turn the horse gives it to humans.
It means a painful death to the horses and humans.There is no cure!
Our local vet was a victim to this virus and it is not going to be the last of it! Cute! I do not think so.
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Posted 08/19/2010   09:19 am  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is the stamp gum Rod not the smoking stuff. lol

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Posted 08/24/2010   05:11 am  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


I found a nasty fly!

Amazing. Is there anything that is not on a stamp?
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Posted 08/24/2010   08:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Triggersmob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the complete set...





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Posted 08/24/2010   08:45 am  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Steve!

A nasty looking group. Very attractive though.

The high denom Butterfly is spectacular. A real stunner.

I will look long and hard for this set so I can add it to my collection.

Thanks for sharing. John
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Posted 08/24/2010   09:21 am  Show Profile Check Battlestamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Battlestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nothing brings in the tourists like ticks.



We have the Redbacks cousins here in the states - Black Widows. It's the reason why I screen soil in archaeology with gloves.

side note: the silk from a Black Widow was once used to make the cross hairs in sights like gun sights because it's a really thin and a single thread unlike silk from other spiders. The web of other spiders normally are stretchy, but that of the Black Widow's is taunt like piano strings.
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Posted 08/24/2010   10:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

I spot a Giraffe!

Thanks for that amazing yarn Battlestamps, fascinating.

The Black Widow takes me back to an amazing show
I saw in South Australia many years back.
Alice Cooper in "welcome to my nightmare"

What a fantastic evening that was.
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Posted 08/24/2010   11:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bfranton to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Can't beat the tales of horror... and those stamps are killer... surefire way to get any little boy to want to collect!

My mom always said spiders outside were ok, so when I moved to CA, I left em alone like I always had. One day I walked into the garage from the back door, and hanging smack in the middle was the biggest spider I'd ever seen outside the zoo... size of 50 cent piece and a black widow to boot.

Needless to say I hiked off to the store where the guy (when he stopped laughing) explained about their webs... no pattern, sort of abstract in fact, and very, very sticky... and the whole house is surrounded by ultra sticky webs of no design!

Low and behold, they liked the fact that no one had bothered them for years and had been happily populating every nook and cranny around... Cases of spider spray later.... and a move later, I still get the willies.

Meanwhile: Here's a couple of us stamps:



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Posted 08/24/2010   12:36 pm  Show Profile Check Battlestamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Battlestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
bfranton: Some of my favorite U.S. stamps..I just like nature. I've seen The Yellow Garden Spider as big as the palm of my hand. It can take a bird. The Velvet Ant...not an ant, it's a wingless wasp that can sting like you wouldn't believe. It's nickname, "Cowkiller". The Bombadier Beetle squarts acid. Lovely.
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