I could have shown you a video of a woman throwing a shark out of a seaside rock pool, like this…
But then I discovered that this same video has been plastered over much of the UK press, making it very likely you’ve already seen it. So I scrapped that idea.
Then I heard of a ‘pumped roo’. That’s right, a bodybuilding kangaroo, a ripped marsupial with bulging biceps. Apparently, a guy was walking his dog in Margaret River when he spotted the huge animal taking a dip in the creek.
Unfortunately there were a couple of problems with featuring this as a video; firstly, this has also made big news in the UK tabloids and secondly, no such video exists.
It was all still snapshots. So, that idea never really got going, but if you would like to see pictures of the kangaroo world’s version of Mr Universe, check out the article on news.com.au.
So in the end I decided to go with a video about one of our favourite little critters down under, the snake. Yes, it’s that time of the year again, when the weather rapidly gets warmer and snakes start to reappear. This, in turn, creates much-needed work for local snake catchers all around the country.
Hopefully you haven’t come across this one wherever you are, but if you have, you’re probably still having nightmares about it. This video also acts as an introduction to a man called Karl Stefanovic, the co-host of a breakfast TV show called Today.
I’ve never seen the program in the 10 years I’ve lived here, until now I’m pretty sure I couldn’t have picked out Karl Stefanovic from a small crowd. I’ve read his name quite a lot though online, he is in the news quite regularly.
So I’m as excited as you are to watch this clip, just to see the man in action. Here he is talking to a snake catcher with a story. As regular readers will know, I have a strict no swearing policy on this website. Unfortunately, towards the end of this video clip, one slightly sweary word slips out from the snake catcher. I hope you are not offended.
I don’t think you will be, it’s quite funny. Karl Stefanovic certainly thought so…
And I always thought it was redback spiders who hid under the toilet seat. Live and learn eh?
As an added bonus for those who want to know about the wrangling shark woman, she also told her story on the same Today show. As you will see, she’s an all Aussie girl…
Life in Australia, what it’s really like. But only very occasionally, fortunately.