They’d had it too easy for too long. It’s incredible to think that I’ve been writing for Australia and New Zealand magazine for four years now and up until this article I’d never really mentioned Australia’s killer creatures much at all. Well, it’s a glossy magazine, on sale in the UK, they really don’t want [...]


I’ve written quite a few articles about snakes, spiders and sharks, but I haven’t given anywhere near as much attention to crocodiles. Maybe that’s because we don’t get them round our way. In fact, most people living in Australia don’t get them round their way either. Crocodiles are only found across the northern tip of [...]

Here’s a roundup of this week’s news and weather here in Australia. At the beginning of this week, tropical cyclone Lua smashed its way through north west Western Australia. The cyclone, which at one stage reached category four, hit wind speeds of up to 250 km/h. Luckily, it didn’t cause a lot of damage. For [...]


Crocs in Cairns I have mentioned crocodiles quite a lot on this blog, but as I live in Brisbane I’ve never seen one in the wild and it’s very unlikely that I ever will this far south in the state. But in Far North Queensland, or FNQ as it’s known, crocodile sightings are becoming more [...]

Anyone who has read the last two or three posts here during the past week, will know that I have travelled to one of the most southerly points in Australia during the middle of winter. As a result of that, I have spent a week enjoying some of the coldest weather Australia has to offer. [...]

Horse ride

Sorry, that was a misprint. I wasn’t trying to insult anyone. I’m not sure that the term “wombat” is used as an insult here in Australia, but it certainly was back in England, albeit a friendly kind of insult. According to some sources on the Internet, it stands for “Waste Of Money, Brains And Time”. [...]

Salt Croc

Welcome to another in the series of Australia’s Bad Things. This category was mainly about intruders and trespassers on my land and in my house. But, as I seem to have covered them all for now, I am now looking at some bad things that live in the sea and in creeks and billabongs. Today [...]

Steve Irwin feeds a croc

As you know from my post It’s All Happening in Queensland, this state is celebrating 150 years of independence. Part of those celebrations involved the public voting on Queensland’s top 150 icons. To do that, 10 categories were chosen and the people voted for their favourite in each category. The top 15 in each category  [...]