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    Excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Excellent.
    It was, wasn't it. I'm not sure which was better, hooking the big fish or having it followed and swallowed by the croc.
    Probably the latter, if I'd been there. Once in a lifetime, one would hope.

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    That saltie is going to be playing a dicey game of russian ring-piece roulette trying to shit out the barbed hook after digesting the barra.

    With a bit of luck it will be buried safely inside the croc-turd but there could be millimetres between a satisfying morning crap and the worst nightmare imaginable.

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    I have been to Bing Bong,not much there but a ship loading platform,loads Zinc-Lead concentrate from Mcarthur River mine.
    The Gulf is shallow so loads about 3000 t then sails out to meet a larger ship and self unloads,
    Borroloola is about the most isolated town in NT,good old pub,lot of fishermen from down south tow their boats up in the dry season
    for the good fishing and checking for salties.

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    Senior One Nation figures James Ashby and Steve Dickson claim they had been “on the sauce” drinking scotch for “three or four hours” when discussing seeking a $20m donation from the National Rifle Association to the far-right Australian party.

    Ashby and Dickson faced the media on Tuesday after an al-Jazeera investigation revealed the two men had sought millions in donations from the NRA during a trip to the US last year, in a bid to seize the balance of power and weaken Australia’s gun laws.

    Dickson said the party’s leader, Pauline Hanson, was “quite ill” and unable to appear publicly.

    https://www.theguardian.com/australi...g-20m-from-nra
    "In my professional assessment as an intelligence officer, Trump has a reflexive, defensive, monumentally narcissistic personality, for whom the facts and national interest are irrelevant, and the only thing that counts is whatever gives personal advantage and directs attention to himself."

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    Lets hope its enough to send One Nation back into oblivion where it belongs.

    Just a pity the revelations weren't made before Mark Latham made it into the NSW senate.

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    Briton arrested after fleeing Australia on a jetski, armed with crossbow

    A wanted British man has attempted to flee Australia on a jetski, travelling almost 150km (93 miles) across the Torres Strait while armed with a crossbow.



    The 57-year-old man is subject to an outstanding warrant for drug-related charges in Western Australia.

    The man almost made it to Saibai Island, in the Torres Strait Islands archipelago, which is part of Australia, though just 4km south of Papua New Guinea. He was arrested on the mudflats on the eastern side of the island.

    Locals alerted police in Bamaga, at the tip of Cape York in far-north Queensland, that a man, possibly armed with a crossbow and carrying additional fuel and supplies, had been seen launching a jetski at Pundsand Bay.

    “He gave it a red-hot go,” said Jock O’Keeffe of Queensland police. O’Keeffe confirmed the man was in possession of a crossbow throughout his journey but did not have a weapon with him upon his arrest.

    Locals assisted police in tracking the man’s path through the Torres Strait Islands, calling in with updates as he passed or landed on their islands.

    “It’s a bit unusual to try and get from Pundsand Bay all the way to PNG. He stuck out like the proverbial,” said O’Keeffe.

    The Border Force cutter Roebuck Bay was deployed with officers from the three agencies on board.

    O’Keeffe confirmed the man was facing “serious drug charges” in Western Australia.

    “We wouldn’t have gone to this sort of effort if they weren’t significant charges,” he said.

    After his arrest, the man he was taken on board and transported to Thursday Island. He will be extradited from Queensland to Western Australia. The jetski was towed to Saibai Island.

    Border Force commander Jo Crooks said the outcome should be a warning to those who thought they could flee the country through the Torres Strait.

    “Anyone who thinks they can either enter or leave Australia through the region without detection should think again,” he said.

    An Australian federal police spokesperson said: “This arrest sends a strong message to would-be fugitives – our reach across Australia is second to none and we will use all our contacts and relationships to find you and bring you before a court.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Once in a lifetime, one would hope.
    nope - not uncommon when you are pulling in your crab pots in the gulf rivers to have a saltie come up and grab the basket because he wants the muddies

    you sh1t yourself and throw the rope and float in the water and grab at the sks to bang in its general direction

    when fishing on those rivers you look for slides on the banks to indicate if there is a big bastard in the vicinity , and if you are fishing and there appears a swirl in the water - like a small whirlpool - pull anchor and start the motor and move on

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    nope - not uncommon when you are pulling in your crab pots in the gulf rivers to have a saltie come up and grab the basket because he wants the muddies

    you sh1t yourself and throw the rope and float in the water and grab at the sks to bang in its general direction

    when fishing on those rivers you look for slides on the banks to indicate if there is a big bastard in the vicinity , and if you are fishing and there appears a swirl in the water - like a small whirlpool - pull anchor and start the motor and move on
    I appreciate your points and experience.
    I was actually referring to losing a whopper of a fish to a croc. One wouldn't want that to happen.

    It's a bit like losing a marlin or spanish mackeral to a shark: You hook the biggest fish of your life, only to be robbed.

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    17 years since "Doin' a Bradbury" became a great Australianism! What a legend!



    2002 Winter Olympics


    Bradbury took an unlikely gold medal win in the men's short track 1000 metres event at the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympic Games. He won his heat convincingly in the 1,000 m, posting a time of 1:30.956. However, in the quarter-finals, Bradbury was allocated to the same race as Apolo Anton Ohno, the favourite from the host nation, and Marc Gagnon of Canada, the defending world champion. Only the top two finishers from each race would proceed to the semifinals. Bradbury finished third in his race and thought himself to be eliminated, but Gagnon was disqualified for obstructing another racer, allowing the Australian to advance to the semi-finals.


    After consulting his national coach Ann Zhang, Bradbury's strategy from the semi-final onwards was to cruise behind his opponents and hope that they crashed, as he could not match their pace. His reasoning was that risk-taking by the favourites could cause a collision due to a racing incident, and if two or more skaters fell, the remaining three would all get medals, and that as he was slower than his opponents, trying to challenge them directly would only increase his own chances of falling. Bradbury said that he was satisfied with his result, and felt that as the second-oldest competitor in the field, he was not able to match his opponents in four races on the same night.


    In his semi-final race, Bradbury was in last place, well off the pace of the medal favourites. However, defending champion Kim Dong-sung of South Korea, multiple Olympic medallist Li Jiajun of China and Mathieu Turcotte of Canada all crashed, paving the way for Bradbury to take first place and advancing him through to the final.


    In the final, Bradbury was again well off the pace when all four of his competitors (Ohno, Ahn Hyun-Soo, Li and Turcotte) crashed out at the final corner while jostling for the gold medal. This allowed Bradbury, who was around 15 m behind with only 50 m to go, to avoid the pile-up and take the victory.Bradbury became the first person from a southern hemisphere country to win a Winter Olympic event. After a period of delay, the judges upheld the result and did not order a re-race, confirming Bradbury's victory.

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    Melbourne Australia Home to World's Gayest Lake

    A lake in a Melbourne park has naturally turned pink, drawing throngs of admirers keen to snap a rosy picture.







    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-47742473

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    The foot of a male Southern Cassowary. Just in case you didn't believe it can kill a man with one swipe. Australia, it's not just the snakes, spiders, sharks, octopus, and jellyfish that can kill you, some of the birds are quite lethal too.

    Man has just been killed by a Cassowary. Florida, not Oz, but it's relevant to the above.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/new...ectid=12222210

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Man has just been killed by a Cassowary. Florida, not Oz, but it's relevant to the above.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/new...ectid=12222210

    i cry bullshit !

    seen plenty of them when i lived in cairns.

    that is way out of proportion with a hand unless the hand belongs to a 5 year old child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moose65 View Post
    i cry bullshit !

    seen plenty of them when i lived in cairns.

    that is way out of proportion with a hand unless the hand belongs to a 5 year old child.
    Fair enough Moose. It may be the hand of a petite lady vet or a child, as you say. One of the articles did mention 10 cm talons, so you'r call is probably right.
    But there is no BS about their potential to disembowel a person.

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    Deer kills man, injures woman near Wangaratta in north-east Victoria

    A deer has attacked and killed a man and seriously injured a woman in Victoria's north-east.
    Key points:

    The man died from his injuries shortly after the attack
    The woman was flown to Melbourne with serious upper body and leg injuries
    Police killed the deer at the scene

    The couple were walking on their property, south of Wangaratta, when the animal came out of a bush and gored the man, police told the ABC.



    The couple suffered critical injuries in the attack, which happened at Moyhu.

    The man died a short time later.

    "Emergency services are on scene at a rural address near Wangaratta after an animal incident which occurred this morning," Victoria Police said in a statement.

    "It's believed a man and woman were attacked by a deer on their property around 8.20am.

    "Both residents suffered critical injuries however the man died a short time later.

    "The woman has been airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

    "The investigation is ongoing."

    Ambulance Victoria said the woman suffered upper body and leg injuries and was flown to the Alfred Hospital.

    She was reported to be in a serious condition.

    Police officers killed the deer at the scene, Victoria Police said.

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    I don't think the deer deserved to die.
    And what do they mean "the investigation is continuing"? Are they still not sure who did it? Despite have tried and Hung the deer already.
    Are they trying to establish motive?

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    I don't think the deer deserved to die.
    And what do they mean "the investigation is continuing"? Are they still not sure who did it? Despite have tried and Hung the deer already.
    Are they trying to establish motive?

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    ^Damn straight, looks very much like Deer in Oz have become what Burmese are in Thailand. Were there any Dingo prints at the scene?.

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    Shouldn't that read Deer kills one and injures another for trespassing on its land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Shouldn't that read Deer kills one and injures another for trespassing on its land.
    No, because deer are an introduced species.
    If you want to make "smart" comments about a person dying, you should know what you're talking about.

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    Well, those people were introduced as well you cockwomble. they ain't Abbos so read your history

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    No, because deer are an introduced species.
    If you want to make "smart" comments about a person dying, you should know what you're talking about.
    But having been introduced isn't it up to Australia to provide them with a safe environment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Well, those people were introduced as well you cockwomble. they ain't Abbos so read your history
    Stupid argument, as you well know with your stupid, ingenuous comeback from your stupid initial remark that assumed the deer was endemic.
    Cockwomble.

    ^That's pretty stupid too, and has nothing to do with an enraged deer goring someone. Was it not in a safe place?

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    Once i've had chance to examine that reply with me beer goggles on, this Saturday, I will try and get back to you. Hold that thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Stupid argument, as you well know with your stupid, ingenuous comeback from your stupid initial remark that assumed the deer was endemic.
    Cockwomble.

    ^That's pretty stupid too, and has nothing to do with an enraged deer goring someone. Was it not in a safe place?
    Got one

    Oh, and "endemic"?

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