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01-19-2015, 07:50 AM #31
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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It is a bit different. Diving in the Gulf is not really so dangerous. The worst thing I've ever encountered are sea urchins and jellyfish, if you accidentally brush up against either... OUCH!
But unlike a great white, you'll live.

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01-19-2015, 10:00 AM #32
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When I was working in Australia apple picking the farmer used to lend me a beat up old car to drive to the orchards. One day we were around the car and a Sydney Funnel Web suddenly popped out in the gap above the right headlight, looked at us then crawled back in. It looked terrifying and my Welsh friend wouldn't get back in the car ever again. I thought fekk it and still drove the damn thing. I did check the car seat every morning though. A little later on we were sitting around a fire when something crawled past this French guy's leg. He didn't think twice and grabbed it and threw it in a bucket. It was a Sydney funnel web too but I read later that this guy was lucky as it had been raining and these spiders are docile after rain as they go looking for mates. We kept it in a glass container on top of the fridge for several days and every time we entered the kitchen it would rise up in attack mode and stay like that for ages. In the end we let it go because these German girls we were living with couldn't hack it. Man they are serious creatures. (and the German girls too!) If I get my old computer working again I'll post the pictures.

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01-19-2015, 10:46 AM #33
White Ribbon call me
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ive never seen a funnel web, but i live in the inner city.. growing up i saw lots of red back spiders in our yard in the burbs.. they are quite common.. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redback_spider
01-19-2015, 11:12 AM #34
misterbumps Member
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When I was in Australia I bought a van and converted it into a camper. One day I'm driving down the Pacific highway and out of the corner of my eye this gigantic spider crawled out from between the roof and the side panel. I nearly flipped the van but managed to pull over. I moved across to the passenger seat with lightening speed but when I saw the spider, even though it was big it turned out to just be a huntsman and when it went back into the crack I carried on. I had got used to huntsman's on the apple farm; there were loads. I think that's where I picked this one up from. I let that spider live in my van for three months, occasionally seeing it here and there. One morning I was in bed with this Dutch girl I met and she started screaming and I looked up and saw the huntsman running across the ceiling. I had to kill it with a book to calm her down.
Another time I got a job in the outback at a run down pub that served customers who worked at a nearby gold mine. Upon arrival the owner showed me to my bedroom and above my bed was a group of red backs. I was like no way; I'm sleeping in my van. He said to me don't bother them and they won't bother you. I slept in that bed for around two months with no trouble.
Before that I spent a day climbing rocks along a river when I heard a hiss. I looked down at my feet and there was a small brown snake right next to me. I paused for a second and then ran like crazy. I jumped across the river at a thin section and cut my knees up. I was told later that small brown snakes are deadly because they are young and can't control their venom.

Good Times! I still love Australia.

I can see by your coat my friend you're from the other side. Just one thing I got to know. Who won?
01-19-2015, 01:20 PM #35
White Ribbon call me
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you really did the pommie backpacker/campervan holiday and a half.. huntsmen scare me, any spider does even little ones.. the thing is if you spray one in your room i guarantee you, if you dont kill it (sprays never do) you will wake up with it on your face, they are smart buggers. so the back of a thong (flip flop) a couple of times to make sure its dead is the only way to go.. sorry buddha..

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01-19-2015, 01:32 PM #36
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İmage Sometimes these scamper across your face in Florida in the night. Palmetto bugs will wake you up 13.gif

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01-19-2015, 01:48 PM #37
White Ribbon call me
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i dont think that would bother me too much.. bloody pussys.. 13.gif
01-19-2015, 02:03 PM #38
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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lol.gif It's nastier than you can imagine.

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01-19-2015, 02:25 PM #39
misterbumps Member
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Yeah travelled all around Australia in my Mitsubishi Turbo van. It never let me down even though I covered 46 thousand miles. I used to be scared of spiders but when I went to Australia I kinda got used to them. When your picking apples huntsmen are everywhere. You climb a tree and there's a couple hanging in front of you. You pick an apple, put it in your bag and all of a sudden a huntsman is running like crazy to escape out of the bag because it was on the other side of the apple you just picked.

I can see by your coat my friend you're from the other side. Just one thing I got to know. Who won?
01-19-2015, 02:31 PM #40
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(01-19-2015, 05:40 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  Indy vs NE... This aint fun, 13.gif Going to take miracles and Luck

Yup. Too bad Indy ran out of Luck.

Go figure NE is being investigated for cheating again.

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01-19-2015, 04:29 PM #41
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blonde.gif Cheating? I had not read this...

"Breaking: A league source tells me the NFL is investigating the possibility the Patriots deflated footballs Sunday night. More to come.

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01-19-2015, 06:31 PM #42
jaydoom i am doom
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(01-19-2015, 07:50 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  It is a bit different. Diving in the Gulf is not really so dangerous. The worst thing I've ever encountered are sea urchins and jellyfish, if you accidentally brush up against either... OUCH!
But unlike a great white, you'll live.
suprising we have had quite a few great white sightings this past few years... lots of red tide too... we dont go to the beach very often, been going to one of the state parks and swiming in the lakes instead ....go for a hike get sone and hop in the lake .... good stuff
01-19-2015, 06:39 PM #43
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Holy crap! Never heard of GW's in the area when I was there, I guess this is recent?
Red tide is horrific, like spoiled milk, once you smell it you never forget it. I used to love to go to the Gulf, but after all that's gone down, all the correxit and god knows what else, I doubt I'll be spending too much time there.

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