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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    No...what they do is hold the dog (or person) and disembowel them with a good kick or two. They are well-known for this. Their claws are quite sharp and the back legs very strong. That one was just waiting for a break and to get the angles right.
    It's instinctive behaviour, same as drowning the dogs.
    Wrong. He had the dog headlocked from above. From that position it was never going to be able to kick the dog.
    And they DON"T hold and kick, they jump and kick. ('kangas' that is, in case you were wondering.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Thommo has the worst almost-mullet . . .



    And the XXXX tagline

    That's the little ditty I was refering to.

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    Tony Higgins looks like a goner. They found his wallet and backpack washed ashore too. The rest of him is probably in a sharks alimentary canal.

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    I walk round the lake for a bit of exercise.
    Haven't seen any yet - though a few bandicoots and bobtails. If they are any about they'll be tigers - swampy etc.
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    Crikey...tiger snakes can be aggressive.

    Tiger snakes accounted for 17% of identified snakebite victims in Australia between 2005 and 2015, with four deaths recorded from 119 confirmed envenomations.[10]
    Tiger snake venoms possess potent neurotoxins, coagulants, haemolysins, and myotoxins. Symptoms of a bite include localized pain in the foot and neck region, tingling, numbness, and sweating, followed by a fairly rapid onset of breathing difficulties and paralysis. In a study, the mortality rate from untreated bites is reported to be between 40 and 60%. Among the number of deaths caused by snakebite in Australia, those from tiger snakes are exceeded only by the brown snake.[13]

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    ^The first recorded snakebite fatality in Australia was a Tiger snake

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    Tiger Snake William Drummond, police magistrate
    Melbourne, Victoria; A showman named Shires performed an act in which he allowed himself to be bitten by a deadly tiger snake. Drummond, convinced that Shires was a fraud, demanded to be bitten by the snake himself. Shires complied – and Drummond died. Shires was acquitted of manslaughter on the grounds that he had been denied the opportunity to treat Drummond using a home-made antivenom

    List of fatal snake bites in Australia - Wikipedia

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    I fuckin love Australia, snakes and all.

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    Only a third of Indigenous children attend school on most days, NT data shows

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    The latest data on school attendance in the Northern Territory reveals only a third of Indigenous children are attending school on most days — a figure that has not improved in five years.

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    • Indigenous student attendance rates for the NT have not improved in five years
    • The Education Minister says the figures are "not acceptable"
    • One Yolngu politician is pleading for more collaboration on policy-making


    The NT Education Department's annual report shows 32 per cent of Indigenous children enrolled at government schools attended school four or more days a week in the last financial year.

    That figure is the worst recorded in five years for primary, middle and senior students — it was 36 per cent in 2015 and then slipped to 33 per cent in the years following.


    By comparison, 84 per cent of non-Indigenous children attended school four or more days a week.


    Only a third of Indigenous children attend school on most days, NT data shows - ABC News
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    Originally Posted by Latindancer (From the 'Only in Australia' File #001)
    No...what they do is hold the dog (or person) and disembowel them with a good kick or two. They are well-known for this. Their claws are quite sharp and the back legs very strong. That one was just waiting for a break and to get the angles right.
    It's instinctive behaviour, same as drowning the dogs.




    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Wrong. He had the dog headlocked from above. From that position it was never going to be able to kick the dog.
    And they DON"T hold and kick, they jump and kick. ('kangas' that is, in case you were wondering.)


    As someone who has hunted kangaroos with dogs quite a bit (mind you it was 40 years ago), I disagree with Cujo here.
    Kangaroos don't jump and kick at all, they lean back onto their tail and kick so it is possible for them to hold and kick.

    My ex BIL, who owned the roo dogs and hunted all the time with dogs only no gun, was once held and kicked by a big roo.
    Luckily for him it was cold that morning and he had an old army great coat on which prevented him being hurt.

    When the dogs bayed up a roo and if they couldn't get in to knock it down we had to run in and hit it to knock it over so the dogs could grab it.
    Very politically incorrect these days but great fun back then.

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    I think Cujo believes that after holding the dog in a headlock, the kangaroo was going to give it a double eye poke like in The Three Stooges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Only a third of Indigenous children attend school on most days, NT data shows

    From the 'Only in Australia' File #001-11564766-16x9-xlarge-jpg


    The latest data on school attendance in the Northern Territory reveals only a third of Indigenous children are attending school on most days — a figure that has not improved in five years.

    Key points:


    • Indigenous student attendance rates for the NT have not improved in five years
    • The Education Minister says the figures are "not acceptable"
    • One Yolngu politician is pleading for more collaboration on policy-making


    The NT Education Department's annual report shows 32 per cent of Indigenous children enrolled at government schools attended school four or more days a week in the last financial year.

    That figure is the worst recorded in five years for primary, middle and senior students — it was 36 per cent in 2015 and then slipped to 33 per cent in the years following.
    By comparison, 84 per cent of non-Indigenous children attended school four or more days a week.


    Only a third of Indigenous children attend school on most days, NT data shows - ABC News
    This is really interesting, David. I work with Indigenous children myself, and at my school attendence has been shown to be a big problem as well.
    Do you know why this may be for children in NT? In my case, the children often have lack of parental support, and come from broken homes. There is also a history of drug and alchohol abuse in some homes.

    Our school actually gives awards mid and end of year for children that have good attendance.

    I know that in Canada we have many Native reserves and attendance is also a big problem in these communities.
    It is a different way of life for these students. They are very community/family based and have their own cultural and family problems to deal with.

    Also, if NT is remote they may have lack of educators and resources which could influence things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    How did I skip this? lol.. nice!

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    Kangaroo rescued from post office box on Gold Coast

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    A baby kangaroo has been rescued after it was found inside a Gold Coast post office box this morning.


    Key points:

    • The RSPCA is appealing for information as it investigates the suspected act of animal cruelty
    • The baby eastern grey kangaroo has returned encouraging test results after its ordeal
    • The animal will be placed into foster care


    Queensland Fire and Emergency Service crews and Australia Post were called out to Stapylton Jacobs Well Road at Woongoolba just before 7:00am.

    Michael Beatty from RSPCA Queensland said a complaint of cruelty was being investigated.
    "Our inspectorate will be looking into the incident," he said.


    "I mean, what on Earth possesses someone to pick up a very young joey and shove it into a letterbox?

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    following on from the previous snake warning pic
    From the 'Only in Australia' File #001-snakey-jpg

    So yesterday I'm powering thru the 4km mark - walking head down, podcast on - for some reason looked up and there was a 1.5m (ish) nope rope sitting in the middle of the path. Head flared cobra stylee and bright yellow underbelly, about 10m in front of me. Stopped me in my tracks and backed off slowly - it hung about for a couple of mins and slithered off into the paperbark swamp. A nice sized tiger!
    I was a bit taken aback and by the time I thought - take a pic for the only in Oz thread - it had gone.
    Kept my eyes on the sides of the footpath for the rest of the walk and raised my eyes up to 10-20m ahead ... so I learned something!

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    I had similar once
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarilynMonroe View Post
    How did I skip this? lol.. nice!
    Hugh Jackman is class.


    This was previously posted by one of the Antipodepodepodepodeans on here before.

    Last edited by Edmond; 23-11-2020 at 11:58 PM.

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    Turning up the Oven DownUnder ...




    Need to plant some more trees

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
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