your right I should have said common animals we had seen, I guess my point was while I don't yet know all the species out there, you shouldn't really worry about australian animals just respect them and be aware they live here as well.
Originally Posted by wizzywozza
your far more likely to get stung by an estate agent ;)
:) the quite often spotted Professional Driver should be on the list, easily identified by the P hung in the front and rear windows of the vehicle.
These are real beasts and very unpredictable when they get close to you
Australia's Deadliest Animals
According to the snake guy, who came out the last time we saw a brown snake in our garden, there's one brown snake for every 4 houses in Adelaide.
Never try to sneak through the bush, or your garden. Take nice big, HEAVY steps. It gives the snakes a chance to get out your way.
[QUOTE=piholland;113906 the only deadly animal in Adelaide is the brown snake which would rather run away than confront a human. I'd say we are by far the deadliest animal in the world, the local habitat doesn't even come close, more people die here crashing while avoiding koalas.[/QUOTE]
Never met my wife have you??
I didn't like the way they moved either, my husband thought I was going mad, when I kept saying that one just moved. LOL
Originally Posted by bugbabe
I don't mind spiders, I'm the spider mover in our house. Never killed one yet, maybe will kill a few over there though (only the nasty ones).
Originally Posted by kangomik
Haha totally agree been lied to by estate agent/car salesman and a crash into a kangaroo cost me $650..
Anyone coming over is always advised to read about the spiders etc and have a mental note about what to look for...but do not fear them!!!
My first encounter with a Redback was in the garage - I was moving some mats and there was a big female protecting her egg sack and a male close by - I knew there was a chance in coming across one so whenever I am in the garage I take care in how I handle things and move things....as beautiful as the spider was it got the mortein treatment and was soon dead.....the garage then got a bombing just to clear anything else that might have been lurking (another was found the next day).
Since then my spider kill is over 100 Redbacks (I managed to find a hatching egg sack hence the number)...and 1 white tail.
If you do find a Huntsman in your house - don't kill it!!! they are fairly harmless and keep other nastier beasts away....so carefully capture it and put it outside your house (if you can't face the idea of letting it live in your house that is ;) )
Snakes - best advice is if you see a snake - leave it alone...if it is a brown snake in your garden then call for the pro's to remove it for you - especially if you have kids....they are not to be messed with at all.
I think I am going to have to toughen up a bit as being vegetarian I have never killed anything (except flies!) and had no intention to start doing so once in Oz but as a mum of course if I think it's something that could harm my children then things may have to change! .....has anyone tried using ultrasonic spider repellers? We had moles in our garden and they worked to send them away!
Been out in Oz almost 2 and half years and only seen a few redbacks (never in the house), one huntsman and that's been it. Watch me log off here and see something nasty now.
Just to let you know, you'll not see funnel webs here as I think they're only native to Sydney.
Huntsman are only scary due to their size, they will bite if provoked, but they aren't poisonous!
I always keep mortein spray in the laundry and for anything that I'm unsure of, I use it immediately.
Hope this helps.