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  1. Nothing on the channels and noticed this documentary on tonight. Think its about the 2009 attacks. Will be watching it as moving to Sydney next year.....
  2. The Pom Queen

    Magpie Attacks

    and no I don't mean Collingwood. For new arrivals it may be worth mentioning at this time of year there are a few birds that swoop to protect their nests, magpies are the most common of these. Unfortunately a 4 year old Toowoomba boy remains at risk of losing the sight in one eye after an attack at the weekend. There are quite a few old wives tails in keeping them away but to be honest none of them seem to work [YOUTUBE]9wHreVKgOT4[/YOUTUBE]
  3. Afternoon all, so the revenge attacks for Bin Ladens death appear to have started, the pakistani taliban has been really brave and started by blowing there own people up:goofy: murdering trainee coppers and innocent civilians in there own country. I reckon that it will not be long before these attacks are happening here and in the US:no:
  4. Guest

    Shark Attacks.

    Hi All. Read on the news today that a German lady unfortunately was the victim of a shark attack in one of the resorts around Sharm El Sheikh, unfortunately she died. This happened after a few sporadic sightings of sharks in recent weeks around that area, so it got me thinking. I have a mate who lives around the Jindalee area of Brisbane, last month he came over to visit me and we got talking about the 'Good Old Days' when we used to go fishing around the Brissy area. Anyway, he went back some three weeks ago and as normal (rain permitting) he got out and fished. We have as normal kept in touch and last week we were having a good old chin wag about what we were up to. In the conversation he told me (and I believe him) that he had caught a 'Bull Shark' some twenty three miles up the Brisbane River, it was apparently around a metre and a half in length and fought like buggery. We had always heard rumours about these sharks being up river, some news reports were very, very, reputable. I dare say someone (Kev/Bobj) will put me right, but I 'think' there have been several Bull Sharks caught in recent years up river and indeed a few attacks as well. When you consider the Brisbane River becomes far less salty as you go up this is remarkable. If it was a Bull Shark then it would mean that these sharks can survive in brackish water without the need to travel to sea. I know they have the capability to resist fresh water, but to find a nearly four foot shark that far up a river is astounding. Not trying to frighten anyone, just thought it may be of interest to some of you. PS. He has promised to send me photos, as soon as he does I'll post them. Cheers Tony.:wink:
  5. The Pom Queen

    Crocodile Attacks in Australia

    I know we have a thread about the shark attack, but the main thing we have to be wary of up in FNQ is the Crocs. I don't really know how you class somewhere as a safe place to swim, we have a river at the bottom of our hill, we also have the swimming holes close by but how do you know they are safe? I found a site yesterday about Croc attacks in Australia, Australian Saltwater Crocodiles Attacks I found it interesting that the places where these attacks happened (local to me) are the places that even we know you don't swim in and we have only been here a few weeks, ie the Barron River and the Daintree. What I want to know is what happens when these two rivers flood are the streets paved with Crocs lol:swoon:
  6. [WRAP]http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af245/rob_williams_photo/immi-website2.jpg[/WRAP]If you've been unable to access any of the Australian Goverment websites this week, then the likely reason is as a result of cyber attacks from the activist group known as 'anonymous'. The group has been protesting at the Australian Governments plans to filter all internet traffic in the country. A spokesman for the group said they used a Distributed Denial of Service attack, involving about 500 people. The goverment websites were intermittently unavailable on the 10th & 11th & the group say that the attacks will continue. Anonymous is protesting against the Govt's plan to apply a country-wide filter to block certain content by 2011. In a separate censorship move Senator Conroy (The minister for broadband, communications and the digital economy, who ) has also contacted Google requesting that the company begins to filter YouTube content in Australia. Google says that while it complies with the laws of the individual countries in which it has a presence, it would only investigate and consider removing content after receiving a "valid legal request" about something already posted on the site. "YouTube is a platform for free expression. We have clear policies about what is allowed and not allowed on the site."
  7. tearose

    Panic Attacks

    :sad:I have just started having panic attacks a few weeks ago, had two really bad ones on Saturday, and still dont feel right after those two. Anyone been in a similar situation ? What did you do ? Thanks
  8. tracy123

    Australian Animal Attacks

    According to statistics from the Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit, no less than 28,128 Victorians were injured by animals between July 2004 and June 2007, that is nearly 10 000 a year. Almost 7700 Victorians have been taken to hospital during this time after being attacked by dogs. Horses were second, killing two people and injuring a further 5628. Mosquito bites also killed two people and sent 256 more to hospital. Am amazing 9922 Victorians were hurt by creepy-crawlies, including spiders, bees, wasps, ticks, ants, centipedes and even scorpions. Some more unusual statistics: close to 50 Victorians were attacked by monkeys, family pets such as cats, rabbits and guinea pigs injured 1117 people, and 450 people ended up at a hospital with insects stuck in eyes, nose or ears. Chickens injured another 92 and stingrays over 50 people. Six people had to be treated after encountering ducks and alpacas. Wombats, kangaroos, wallabies, possums and dingoes were responsible for attacks on 231 people. And 1153 Victorians were attacked in their sleep or while resting or eating. ANTS Up to 4 cm. in length, Australia's Bulldog Ants are the biggest ants in the world and can be found in any part of Australia. They killed a farmer in Victoria in 1988 but this is one of only three deaths by this species. Buffalo attack The town of Nhulunbuy lies in a remote corner of the Northern Territory and is surrounded by bush land where wild buffaloes roam free. In May 2005 a 46 year old man was killed on the town's outskirts by a wild buffalo when he went for a walk to check the water supply line to his house. In September 2007 a 49 year old woman from Melbourne was holidaying at Peppers Seven Spirit Bay resort on the Cobourg Peninsula and while she was enjoying a nice stroll along the beach with a couple of friends a wild buffalo charged them and attacked her. She was flown to Darwin hospital by helicopter. Box Jellyfish Box Jellyfish have killed about 60 people in Australia over the last century. Blue Ringed Octopus Small but nasty creature only a few centimeters in size but can kill within 12 hours if no medical help is available. Their sting is very painful Cassowary attacks Cassowaries are among the very few birds that can kill a person but the only time on record that happened was in April 1926 Cockatoo attacks Kevin Butler lived in the US with his Aussie cockatoo Bird as a pet. Kevin was found dead one day in 2002 with multiple stab wounds and Bird was found dead in the kitchen with a fork in his back and a leg cut off. Police later charged Daniel Torres with the murder, having found his DNA in Bird's beak. It turned out that while Daniel tried to kill Kevin, the Aussie superhero Bird violently pecked at Daniel's head and clawed at his skin in a desperate effort to save his owner! Corella attacks In March 2004 thousands of long-billed corellas invaded the town of Stawell, in Victoria's Wimmera region, and made life hell for the residents. They squawk morning and night, pollute the rainwater, destroy native flora, their droppings damage brickwork and tiles, they eat crops, livestock feed and freshly planted trees, they have attacked Stawell's church spire, at the local abattoir they started a fire after chewing the wires of a transformer and others caused a blackout at the local sports stadium by chewing through the lighting cable. Crocodile attacks On average only one person a year is killed by a crocodile in Australia Crocodiles are capable of biting with a force of a tone per square inch, believed to be more powerful than the jaws of the legendary Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur! Most crocodile attacks occur between late September and January when crocodiles are hungry after the dry season and are preparing to breed. Dingo attacks In august 1980 the Chamberlain family went camping at Ayers Rock. This turned into the camping trip from hell went nine month old baby Azaria disappeared from the tent. Mother Lindy claimed a dingo had dragged the baby away but (as this had never happened before) authorities did not believe her and after two years of court cases convicted her to life imprisonment for the murder of her daughter Eel attacks Several people have reported a giant eel in the Yarra river near Warburton. He is reported to have taken a Jack Russel dog, a goose that someone was feeding at the time, and a fisherman was dragged into the water in April 2005 by something huge and unknown, most like the giant eel. Falcon attacks Brisbane bird Frodo is a celebrity Peregrine Falcon who lives on city apartment building Admiralty Towers and was live on-line on a webcam set up by the Courier Mail during the hatching and raising his young with his partner Frieda. However, managers of the building have been receiving regular complaints during the 2004 nesting season because Frodo has been swooping on residents, passing by their heads at high speed and even attacked 26th-floor resident Jan Erdem on her balcony and cut her head with his sharp claws Groper attacks Swedish scuba diver Andre Ronnlund diving on Australia's Great Barrier Reef had an interesting experience when locally well known 7ft groper Grumpy sucked his head in and then spat him out again. He said he blacked out for a bit and lost his diving mask and it was squeezing pretty hard but apart from some cuts to his neck and bruising Kangaroo attacks Steven Shorten, 13, was enjoying a game of golf at the Grafton District Golf Club. He hit a ball a bit off course and went looking for it but when he left the golfcourse and stepped into bushland he got attacked by a 1.5 metre high kangaroo that grabbed and repeatedly jumped on him, resulting in massive facial wounds and cuts to his abdomen, back and legs. His father Rodney Shorten sued the golf club Koala attacks In May 2005 Tommy Stephenson was attacked by a koala in Melbourne. The koala had descended from its tree and badly scratched Tommy's leg, who received some bandages and a tetanus shot. Magpie attacks A 51 year old man was cycling across Tom's Bridge north of Morwel in Melbourne and crashed his bicycle after a magpie attacked him. An ambulance took him to the Latrobe Regional Hospital where he remained with serious head injuries in a critical condition. A year before a 74 year old Mildura man died after a magpie attack in which he received a serious eye injury. Parasitic bush ticks Out of all the world's ticks the most infectious, loves human blood but kills only about one person every five years Pig attacks Rod McKechnie from Redlynch in Cairns was lucky he had a shovel in his hands to defend himself when he was charged by a 60kg feral pig at the local playground in Redlynch. Around the same time Wayne Haldane has shot a 270 kg monster near his home in Kennedy, north of Cardwell. Ram attack In June 1994 Denise Bryan was working at the Arid Zone Research Institute in Alice Springs when she was butted from behind by a 70kg ram. She was thrown several meters away and then spent another half hour calling for help as the ram he ram stood over her. Sea lion attacks In April 2007 thirteen year old Ella Murphy was standing on her surfboard tow-surfing behind a boat near Lancelin, north of Perth. Unexpectedly a 300kg sea lion burst out from the water, grabbed her by the head and knocked her off her surf board. As she lay in the water the monster seemed to be preparing for a second charge but the driver of the boat managed to put the boat between her and the sea lion. Ella ended up with a broken jaw, a big wound under her chin, and three missing teeth Sea Snake Attacks A two-year old girl was playing in shallow water at a beach in Yeppoon, near Mackay when a 1.6m Stokes' sea snake wrapped itself around her leg and bit her repeatedly; quick action by her mother and expert medical care, saved the child's life. Shark attacks Australian statistics show an average of only one death a year by shark attack Snake attacks Statistics show that about 300 people a year need anti-venom and only two or three a year actually die from snakebite Spiders 1400 different spiders only two are considered poisonous; the Redback and the Funnelweb. There is anti-venin available for both now, before this was developed each type of spider has killed only about 13 people since European settlement. Stingray attacks Stingray incidents did not really make the news normally but in Victoria they have about 17 people a year on average seeking treatment after a stingray encounter. Only two other sting ray deaths have been recorded in Australia; a soldier died in 1945 at St Kilda baths from a 7.6 cm. deep barb in his chest, and in in 1988 three boating friends were hit by a stingray jumping from the water. One of them, a 12 year-old boy, received a wound resembling a bullet wound, was treated and had appeared to recover, but six days later died when poison from the barb killed off heart tissue. Stonefish If you think you might just go for a walk on the beach as the water is too full of nasties think again, there is also a creature known as 'stonefish', so called because they resemble a stone lying in shallow water and when you step on them their sharp spines inject a toxin in to you that causes extreme pain that will only subside while you hold the affected limb in hot water. There is also a freshwater variety of this fish in the rivers and lakes called a bullrout. Trigger Fish Early 2003 some tourists snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef were attacked an bitten by a school of trigger fish. They lost a few chunks of meat and survived Wombat attacks In 1993 naturalist Harry Frauca received a bite 2 cm deep into the flesh of his leg, right through his rubber boot, trousers and thick woolen socks. In a different incident a young boy entered an enclosure to feed a wombat at a caravan park, he was charged, knocked over, bitten, and scratched all over. ENJOY YOUR NEW LIFE DOWN UNDER :jiggy:
  9. Guest

    More Race attacks! Melbourne

    I thought this had all died down but it seems to have kicked off again. BBC NEWS | South Asia | India fear over Australia attacks why do the poor Indian students get such a hard time? Surly if you where a racist you would take it out on the freeloading illegals not the students.. maybe they are just an easy target for cowards..:no:
  10. Hi all! this may seem totally over the top to most people but i'm sure there are some people out there who must share my fear of SHARKS! :cry: i am absolutely terrified of being in water other than swimming pools! pathetic i know. i used to live in Australia when i was little and i can remember watching the 'jaws' films when i was little (under six) and being terrified, and after watching them only going in the water with my three siblings..... well, one in four chance of being eaten!!!! so, although you wont catch me in the sea in Oz i know my hubbie and kids will be in there all the time, surfing, jet ski-ing etc we're planning to go to Adelaide - great white territory!!! where i dont think they have shark nets round beaches!!! anyway after doing a bit of parinoid research i found this on the net- That is why an Australian company has created an electronic device to make sharks stay away from humans in the water. The electronic shark repellent unit is a miniature version of cumbersome anti-shark pods used to protect triathletes in Sydney Harbor during the 2000 Olympics and worn by abalone divers. Weighing in at just a pound, the device attaches to a swimmer's ankle and emits an electronic field to ward-off sharks. It has a battery life of two hours. A slightly larger unit for scuba divers weighs 590 grams (1.3 lb) with a battery life of four hours. The unit, developed by SeaChange Technology Pty Ltd., does anyone know anything about these products? do they work and how much???? i know theres not much chance of being attacked if you swim at certain hours etc etc but it is my personal nightmare! if anyone has heard off this product please reply!!! B x
  11. Guest

    Spider attacks

    I don't know if any of you saw the breckie TV today, but there was a feature on spiders and the way they attack their pray. It's also in the Courier mail today. So just tale a look at this Giant golden orb spider eats bird in Queensland backyard | The Courier-Mail Vicious spiders I'm told they will attack anything. Got to go now I'm off to buy a ticket for my Mother in law to visit. Also just wondering does anyone know where I can get one of these spiders???? REDDERS
  12. Guest

    Snake attacks

    Just thought I'd share this little story from a Townsville newspaper: A LARGE deadly snake terrorised three people in Garbutt last night before it was killed completely by chance by a passing semi-trailer. Mark Archer-Truscott was helping his friend Janelle Brooks and her young daughter fix a sign on his property along Blakey's Crossing in Garbutt about 8pm when a large eastern brown snake came charging out of scrub, heading straight for the trio. The snake, one of Australia's most deadly, measured about 2m long. Mr Archer-Truscott, who had caught snakes several times, managed to grab the massive snake by the tail and flick it towards the road. Much to the trio's surprise, the snake came back to attack them a second time. "It just surged at us," Mr Archer-Truscott said. "I've never seen anything like it in the five years I've lived here, and I've seen plenty of eastern browns." Mr Archer-Truscott again grabbed the angry snake by the tail and flicked it away from Ms Brooks and her daughter, towards the road. The snake looked like it was about to turn to charge again, however by chance, a passing semi-trailer crushed it under its tyres. "It was just a freak chance that a truck was passing," Mr Archer-Truscott said. "I'd hate to think what would happen if it hadn't have come past. "I just couldn't believe it. It nearly gave me a heart attack. "I've still got goosebumps." Mr Archer-Truscott said he had been bitten by three common brown snakes in past 10 years. Living on a property surrounded by swamp, he has had 15 puppies bitten by snakes. "It's like a hammer hitting you," he said. "Doctors have told me that if I was ever bitten again, the anti-venin might work against me. "But if I was bitten by this thing, I reckon I'd be gone." People are warned that venomous snakes are particularly active on hot summer nights. "In the Bohle and Garbutt areas especially, this is where these guys gather," Mr Archer-Truscott said. "They are chasing the frogs and the birds. "They are out now and they are very aggressive. "For an eastern brown to come and attack you twice, it is very uncommon."
  13. Guest

    UK Terrorist Attacks?

    Well, as its now close to 7/7 (my daughters birthday bless her) and with the appointment of a new PM and the "terrorists" are rearering their heads. After 2 car bombs found in London, 2 men have drove a car into glasgow airport and its set fire to the airport, 12 aircraft stuck on the tarmac with passengers. All UK airports are on Critical Alert, I hope no one was hoping to emigrate in the next few days! Dear Mr Immi Man in Oz, please please please can you hurry up with my visa, I really dont wanna be here. We are are supposed to be flying to Europe on the 12th to say goodbye to our really good friends. Emx