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    Quote Originally Posted by prawnograph View Post
    This is not the first time Perth has been littered with space junk. In 1979 the state was showered with debris from the SkyLab space station, which fell to earth around 500km east of Perth.
    Not really Perth if it were 500km east.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    ^ Queenslanders have told me Crocs are common along shorelines of popular beaches and they are migrating even more south along the New South Wales coastline.
    I've never seen one on the sunshine coast but I believe the problem has escalated since Crocs became a protected species. They are an apex predator and dont mind adding an occasional human to their diet. Salt water crocs are the most dangerous. They are aggressive and can grow over 6m (20ft) long and weigh north of 800 kg (1800 lbs). An aligator would be just a snack for a salty.

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    I think they need to start issuing licences to cull.crocodiles once again. There's to many now that the culling stopped..we still cull donkeys roos, and goats but mostly they are a menace to farmers crops on the other hand are just dangerous. There's good money in the meat and by products of these critters. I deed the feral goats go out for export to the middle east, they can't get enough. Even camels are rounded up and sent back to the middle east but live export.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLD View Post
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    No takers for Cane Toads and Poms ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Salt water crocs are the most dangerous
    they only take one person at a time

    I have never seen a croc at a beach , only up rivers and creeks - if you are stupid enough to go to these areas and not have at least some crocodile awareness , the answer is not to shoot all the crocodiles

    ones that are sighted in populated areas are quickly captured and relocated to farms
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLD View Post
    I think they need to start issuing licences to cull.
    The other 'cull' - deporting New Zealanders who have been sentenced to a year or more in prison. Don't disagree with the principle - but a pity they couldn't send them somewhere else. Pitcairn maybe.

    In figures from last September, nearly 3,000 people had been deported to New Zealand from Australia since enforcement of the policy began in 2015.

    According to RNZ, 57% of the deportees committed crimes after arriving in New Zealand a total of 14,000 offences, nearly 3,000 of them violent.

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    Just shifting trash from one side to the other.

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    Many of the 501 deportees spent the majority of their lives in Australia. Many of them had no family or friends or even knew anyone on this side of the ditch.

    I understand why Australia would want to not have to pay to incarcerate these people, but dumping them into AoNZ's already stretched penal system isn't a good thing either.

    It's one of those wicked problems where there are no good solutions as the problems range from unique to universal and constantly evolve. Simple response to complex problems rarely work as solutions. Am I suggesting that nothing should be done? Of course not. It's a constant problem that won't go away, and the variables keep changing. It will take best the best efforts to manage and improve policies and enforcement, but also a realization that the problem is never likely to be eradicated.
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    Man bites dog.

    In Australia:

    Man bites crocodile: Australia cattle farmer survives attack

    Deveraux told the ABC he was working when the crocodile struck. He had stopped by a billabong on his way to do some fencing.

    "The dirty bastard latched onto my right foot," he told the Australian broadcaster.





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    ^ Didn't you see that vid about a kangaroo riding a blokes black Labrador out of the river, Kangaroos are fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    ^ Didn't you see that vid about a kangaroo riding a blokes black Labrador out of the river, Kangaroos are fantastic.
    I did indeed.

    Imagine having a pint with this chap in the pub after he'd bitten "the dirty bastard" croc in the eye? Brilliant.

    When I read his quote above, I immediately thought of BLD.

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    Adelaide shark attack: Woman bitten on head in savage incident near busy beach
    Nov 11 2023

    A woman suffered “life-threatening” and “significant” facial injuries after she was bitten on the head by a shark in a savage attack.

    The 32-year-old suffered “extremely serious head injuries” and was rushed to hospital after being rescued from the sea off Adelaide, Australia.

    Members of the public have since returned to the water after the search failed to locate the shark," police said in a statement.

    9News reports that numerous school children were on the beach, with some claiming to have seen the shark grab the woman by her head.

    It’s reportedly the fourth shark attack off the South Australian coast this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    ^ Didn't you see that vid about a kangaroo riding a blokes black Labrador out of the river, Kangaroos are fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    Just shifting trash from one side to the other.
    Many good cunts come from/live in New Zealand.

    The commonwealth should turn off the lights and have all the good cunts living there move to Australia.

    Turn New Zealand into a prison island.. and send all the trash from Aus to there to fend for themselves.

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    You have weird fantasies. Never mind. Wank on, Fondles,

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    Tropical Cyclone Jasper: Fear crocodiles could wash into streets of Cairns, Queensland
    13 Dec, 2023 04:00 AM

    As Cyclone Jasper bears down on Queensland, Cairns locals are preparing for wild winds and sea surges in the tropical city.

    But they could face another threat, with fears that some of the area’s notorious saltwater crocodiles could wash into city streets when the storm hits.

    Forecasters have warned of “life-threatening flash flooding” with a month’s worth of rain tipped to fall in just six hours.



    The storm is set to make landfall on Wednesday afternoon and “shelter in place” orders are in effect across the state.
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    Australia shark attack video: Italian tourist survives, loses leg to ‘monster’ shark
    13 Dec, 2023

    An Italian tourist who lost his leg to a “monster” shark off an Australian beach said he did not believe he would survive the attack.

    Matteo Mariotti, 20, from Parma, was snorkelling at 1770 Beach in Queensland last Friday when he was attacked - and immediately started filming.

    “I wanted to say goodbye,” he said.

    “I never thought I’d survive that monster.”





    The shark soon had his whole leg in its mouth and began to pull him away from the shore as he struggled to free himself, eventually managing to widen the animal’s mouth enough to get loose “even though from the knee down I could tell there was nothing left”.

    Sharing an update from his hospital bed, Mariotti revealed that he had lost his leg and said that he believed he had a guardian angel that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prawnograph View Post
    , with fears that some of the area’s notorious saltwater crocodiles could wash into city streets
    Fark orf , that is a hell of a click bait news source you are linking

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    Convicted of murdering four children: Now Australian woman's sentence has been annulled


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    She has been in prison for twenty years. Convicted of strangling her four children.

    But now 56-year-old Australian woman Kathleen Folbigg has had her sentence annulled, writes the Australian media ABC.

    Kathleen Folbigg was sentenced in 2003 to 40 years in prison for the killings, and she served twenty years before being pardoned and released earlier this year.

    The fact that the woman is now free is largely due to Danish genetic research conducted by a research team at Aalborg University led by Professor Michael Toft Overgaard.

    The team concluded that a rare genetic defect may explain the children's deaths.

    After the publication of the results of the researchers, it was decided that a new study of the case should be made.

    Kathleen Folbigg has insisted all along that the children died of natural causes.



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    Your NZ news story about crocodiles in the street may well have been prescient. The amount of flooding ongoing in cairns could bring to pass crocodiles chasing tourists down the streets

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    ^ have family connections to Townsville and Cairns but I never made it that far north, and a friend lived/worked in Innisfail he says it's one of the wettest places in Queensland.

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    They did catch a crocodile on the main drag in Ingham

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    My folks house in Cooktown is flooded.

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