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bugs

I spoke to somebody on Sunday evening who explained that their dog “lost its bark” recently as if it had been to a cup final to cheer its team on and there was extra time. Turns out though that this can often be one of the first signs that your pet dog has been the [...]

ANZ

Last month’s reprint of my article for Australia and New Zealand magazine was a top 5 countdown of Australia’s deadliest killers, the animals responsible for more human deaths than any others. The conclusion was the pointed combined fingers of many coroners to the mild-mannered often hay munching and occasion carrot crunching herbivorous horse as Australia’s [...]

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It seems ages since I last wrote anything about snakes in Australia, let’s put that straight today. Of course, today is Friday which means we get a YouTube video, except today we are going to get three. Different people will tell you different things about snakes and there is a massive difference between snakes being [...]

Taipan

Okay, let’s kick off 2012 with my favourite subject. Snakes! The Coastal Taipan is one of Australia’s most dangerous snakes. This very reclusive reptile is rarely spotted, even up north where it is believed to be much more common. Where I live, which is Western Suburbs of Brisbane, we have plenty of snakes. I had [...]

Santa

Before all that scary stuff about snakes and sharks and death and attacks in Australia and the USA, here are a couple of updates. Summer began here in Australia yesterday and Christmas is in the air. I still can’t get used to the two of them together. As Eddie Izzard said, it’s like having custard [...]

not a funnel web spider

Many people would love to live in Australia and dream of moving here at some point. But also for many the fear of snakes and spiders in Australia may just be enough to put them off the idea. So what’s it really like when you do live in Australia? Acclimatisation – getting used to Australian [...]

The Eastern Brown Snake

In my first post about snakes I explained that the Brisbane area has eight snakes that can kill. Nationwide though, Australia has around 140 different species of snake of which 12 can kill. We have another 30 or so sea snakes. So, it’s worse than you thought right? Wrong! According to my research, as at [...]

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Could this be your New Year’s resolution for 2019? In January 2006 my wife and I decided that we wanted to move to Australia, so that was our New Year’s resolution back then. By 14 November 2007 we had landed in Brisbane with our daughter, who was just three and a half years old at [...]

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It’s the end of the week and as regular readers will know, I like to take a look around to see what’s been happening in Australia elsewhere. Then I like to include a YouTube video about it. Easy. So what’s been happening over the last few weeks in Australia? Well, The Wiggles were live in [...]

Burglary

I’m often asked this question, and it’s usually attached to a city. For example, is Melbourne a safe city to live in? Or, is Sydney a safe place to live? My answer is always pretty much the same, Australia generally speaking as a country is regarded as safe. Obviously, like any country, we do have [...]