Now you have read the head line DROP BEARS and HOOP SNAKES
I have to be serious here
Australia can be a dangerous place to be
We all know about Tiger snakes,Red back spiders,funnel web spiders and other deadlies here in oz
But we need to be sure to inform our visitors of the dangers of Drop Bears an HOOP SNAKES
Below are excerpts from the Drop Bear awareness group on Face Book
I will leave the link at the Bottom
The last posting is My own encounter with the Deadly Drop Bear
Face books DB awareness group Main Statement
WE OWE IT TO PEOPLE OF THE WORLD TO MAKE THEM AWARE OF THE DEADLY DROP BEARS.
The primary prey of Drop Bears are unsuspecting tourists, often Welsh or German but usually US American or Japanese. Drop Bears will wait, in the canopy of the Australian Bush until a person walks beneath them and BAM they will drop on your head. It is commonly understood that the Bears favour those with cameras, due to the entrancing reflection of the sun's rays from the glass lenses on a typical Aussie scorcher of a day. There is no truth in the rarely misquoted assertion that they wish to be "at one with the lens". It is a well known fact that the Australian Government would have banned tourism long ago had it not been for the fact that with no tourists, the drop bears would have been forced to feed on Australians
Drop Bears have had some devastating effects on the environment. Central Australia now consists of vast tracts of treeless desert due to the voracious appetites of the local Drop Bear population coupled with the dearth of American tourists and escaped Boat People in the area. This has increased carbon dioxide levels to highly predictable proportions. Scientists have noted that there is now a large hole in the ozone layer above Australia.
The only know repellent for a Drop Bear is vegemite. You will need to rub it on the back of your neck and on your face to stop them attacking. Many people have tried using Aeroguard but this just makes them more active due to the sweet smell of the mist
Below are various contributions mad on face book by members of the DB awareness group
Alert: During this wild weather, remember to be extra careful. High winds allow Drop Bears to be able to jump further, increasing the risk of attacks further from trees.
I had a narrow escape i was out in the NSW bush on a hunting trip, we were spotlighting for rabbits when we heard a scurry in the trees above and a drop bear came down just missing my uncle it got one of our pig dogs and tore it to pieces, we hit it about a dozen times with a .308 before it took off back into the trees..., safe to say i dont spotlight near trees anymore...
I had a lucky escape, but my horse still carries the scars of attack! I decided to go for a midnight ride under a full moon up the bush on my trusty steed. We were just plodding along, minding our own business, when suddenly my mare became very very agitated, I tried to reassure her, and I looked around, knowing that... snakes are not noctural, so it couldn't be that, when suddenly my mare spooked and bolted, lucky for me, the drop bear missed me but left some nasty claw marks on my mares rump! Was awful and my mare won't go on night rides anymore! :-(
I'll never forget the first time I encountered a drop bear; I was riding the Honda Z50 along a track out the back of Gembrook. The light was just starting to fade, as I left a mates place for home. I was only 15 mins away so I never saw it coming.. I was about half way there, heading down a windy section of the track ...when I the sound - at first I thought it was 50's engine throwing a rod until I realised it was coming from above. I can still remember that terrifying sound to this day.. I looked up to see a huge furry bastard as it hurled itself down toward me.I ducked and tried to swerve the 50 but the gears locked on me and I was knocked clean off. The creature grabbed onto my chest and bared it's teeth, ready to attack. I punched the fucker right in the nose which thew it back onto the ground ...but it got straight back up and lunged at me again until I got another punch in that stunned it for a few seconds. Whereupon I hauled the bike up - which, lucky, was still running - and got out of there as quickly as possible! I sometimes still hear that awful screech coming through the trees and wonder if he's still out there, waiting, plotting his next attack. I just pray to god it won't be me again
Of course no one has mentioned being blinded by the demented things have they? No... see drop bears before attacking will phiss down upon any prospective victim... most are unaware of this but me being one who was once a keen bird watcher now know it for a fact... and I wear the glasses not because its so sunny and bri...ght here in Broome but because I survived a drop bear pre attack!! Blindness being the result... nowadays when out in the bush I dont have to worry about the phiss pre attack if my head gets wet suddenly I simply get into my deadly Bruce Lee death to all drop bears stance an Hiiiiiiiiiiiya! drop bear stew!! ;o) Only way to go
Spotted a drop bear at uni eying the international students suspiciously. Hope they remembered their vegemite XD
For safety's sake, it is best when walking in the Australian bush to make loud whooping noises and wear a BMX stack hat covered with magpie antennas to deter drop bears. If confronted, one should hop on one leg and bark like a dog.
I know this is the Drop Bear awarenes group, but has anyone run into a Kangwallafox lately cause i have not seen one for years and now fear they may be exstinct?
This is My Personal Encounter which happened back in the seventies
Trevor McNameeWell i never my first encounter with drop bears was back in the early seventies.
a group of lads 6 in a panel van and 4 in a mazda drove upto queensland from nsw NB we all from WA.anyhow after a weekend of partying we had to get back to sydney for work.Pissing with rain when all of a sudden a big bang windsceen broken ...and i who was lying across the back of van got an intense thump on the leg.Then all hell broke loose.
driver sceaming cant see the road,every one else yelling what the f..ks going on and im yelling get off it of me ,get it of of me.some one yelled what?? the fn drop bear you f wit i screamed .furtunitly when it come through the w/screen it got partially knocked out and one of my mates was able to put a sleeper hold on and threw it back through the windscreen.We eventually made it back to sydey with a plastic wind screen.
I have never told any one else this story till now cause i didnt think anyone
take care every one......Oh bugger my eyes are raining again
always Looking after You...lol
Disclaimer all information should be treated with a grain of salt and should be varified with the appropriate authorities
Im laughing my head off,I dont believe i could be involved in so much crap
But thats Aussie folk lore,aussie humour....aussies talking around a camp fire drimkin piss or using some other stuff
but more than likely straight as a yard stick,sober as a judge......More rainin eyes
As Rodney Rude a Aussie comedian says see ya later trend setters
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