Deadly Pet Escapes

Feet up Queenslanders, there is a King Cobra on the loose on the Gold Coast. Veteran snake catcher Tony Harrison received an anonymous call from a bloke concerned his escaped snake would attack someone. Initially Mr Harrison thought he was talking about a King Brown but the caller corrected him.  Oh for crying out loud , haven’t we got enough scary wildlife down under?

Psst Might want to sleep with both eyes open!!!

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7 responses to “Deadly Pet Escapes

  1. At least he won’t be going after your chocolate.

  2. Scott

    Yeah, that’s the only thing that would make me hesitate to move to Australia–you’ve got the most dangerous wildlife in the world, don’t you? Crocs to the north, Great white sharks to the south, four of the deadliest land snakes in the world, and the Sydney funnel web spider. But is it as dangerous as it appears from the outside?

    • Scott

      I remember seeing a documentary of the crocodiles there–and one story in particular still haunts me. As I recall, there was a woman named Beryl Ruck, who worked at a drugstore. She lived along the Murray Darling River. One Christmas, she and her friends stood at the edge of the river at night, just conversing. Beryl was the shortest person of the group, and she was standing only ankle-deep in the water. Then a croc soared out of the water, grabbed her, and took her down into the river to eat her. She was never seen again. I remember how one of her friends said the crocodile moved so fast that he could feel the “wind” from the crocs movement, as he stood next to Beryl.

      • Yeah and when in Croc territory respect the fact that they will attack. I can’t believe why people swim in croc infested areas. The majority of deaths can be prevented. They don’t come to us, we go to them and they are killers. Shark attacks, well they can be random and it’s always young surfie types with NO FEAR. Our spiders , well just check your shoes before you put them on. .They usually leave you alone if you leave them. I’m yet to be bitten by a shark, a croc or a spider. However I was bitten by a bull and and I thought I’d die. Bit me through my jeans too. It’s like an electric shock that keeps on keeping on. I had a huge red hard lump the size of a cricket ball for days. Other than that the white pointers on our beaches are very easy on the eye.

      • Scott

        I’ve just discovered I misspelled her name–the woman killed by the crocodile was named Beryl Wruck.

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