Snakes

It would be wrong of me to write articles such as Australian Snakes and Death: Continued, if I wasn’t also prepared to write about snakes when a fatality occurs. I have always defended snakes and played down the dangers they present to the residents of Australia. With good reason too; anyone who has read that [...]

hail

Today is the last day of winter here in Australia. I decided to provide you with a five-day weather backcast, because I find them far more accurate than weather forecasts. Frankly, you’d need to be psychic to predict what happened here in the last five days. Saturday As I said in Mondays post, Saturday it [...]

broom

My epic movie, the 12 minute long video I put on my blog on Wednesday, has caused a bit of a hullamooloolaba around here. If you haven’t watched it yet, and you do have those precious 12 minutes to spare, I suggest you head over and see it. It’s a “live” capture of events as [...]

brown

… And beating up crocodiles. Australia is a scary place to live, we know that. Snakes, spiders, sharks, killer jellyfish and crocodiles top the list of Australia’s dangerous creatures. For most people though, it’s snakes and spiders that cause the most concern, because they inhabit the same space as us humans. Land. Some of you [...]

kookaburras

Two weeks I probably scared quite a few of you with my post about the arrival of spring and with it the waking of the snakes. Then at the end of last week I may have scared a few more of you with my post about swooping magpies attacking people. As these posts were separated [...]

Python

Geckoes are Chuck Chuck Chucking…. And the snakes are awaking. More of that in a minute. But first….. I usually like to post on Monday about something I did over the weekend. This weekend we went to “Art in the Park”, the very same local event we went to last year. Not really much point [...]

what is it?

I mentioned earlier in the week about my acclimatisation to Australia in terms of getting used to the creepy crawlies. I said that I felt we had reached stage four in the process simply by going camping. “Camping in Australia? Are you nuts! There’ll be snakes and spiders and bugs everywhere, what are you, some [...]

guard

Small Bites. Regular readers at BobinOz will know that out of all of Australia’s bad things, the baddest bad thing of all is not the shark, not the crocodile, not one of our many deadly snakes, nor is it one of our two killer spiders and it’s not even the most venomous animal in the [...]