Every time I consider going to Australia for a vacation, I end up watching a video like this. I think I will go to Cuba this year instead.
But nothing really scary in gitmo, just lots of iguanas and hutias which people there call banana rats.
I lived in Australia for a year (suburbs of Sydney). I never saw a single snake. We did have a few huntsman spiders in our house, and the redback spiders liked to make webs around the pool, but I never felt I was in danger. The most scared I ever was was when I came home from school and saw this giant blue wasp in our back yard. I stomped on it once and realized it wasn't dead, stomped it again, ground it into the dirt and lifted my foot up. The damn thing was still alive. I spent about 10 minutes smashing it into the ground before it died.
I'd fix her iron deficiency!
*cue pleasant music*
Early symptoms of systemic envenomation include goose bumps, sweating, tingling around the mouth and tongue, twitching (initially facial and intercostal), salivation, watery eyes, elevated heart rate and elevated blood pressure. As systemic envenomation progresses symptoms include nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath (caused by airway obstruction), agitation, confusion, writhing, grimacing, muscle spasms, pulmonary oedema (of neurogenic or hypertensive origin), metabolic acidosis and extreme hypertension. The final stages of severe envenomation include dilation of the pupils (often fixed), uncontrolled generalised muscle twitching, unconsciousness, elevated intracranial pressure and death. When death occurs it is generally as a result of progressive hypotension or possibly elevated intracranial pressure consequent on cerebral edema.
|Sanest Man Alive |
Yes, this spider is unquestionably very aggressive! You can tell because it fiendishly hides in dirt waiting for prey to approach insteading of actively hunting its food like a pussy. It's certainly not putting on a threatening display because some giant pink ape upturned its hidey-hole, nor is it trying to bite said ape for continuing to prod and annoy it despite its warnings!
Australians continue to be terrible docu hosts, but this guy's too big a baby to risk getting bitten himself. Even Steve Irwin would've given the animal that courtesy.
| Register or login To Post a Comment|