Australian Yowie encounters

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  1. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    I wouldn't live in Australia. They have too many poisonous biting creatures out there. They also have the famed Yowie, cousin to the American Bigfoot. Here's a man who almost got killed by a Yowie---twice! I think he's Bells' cousin.

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    "YOU have probably never seen a yowie. You might not have even heard of them.

    But one man has not only dedicated his life to hunting down the mythological beast, he says he’s been almost killed by one — twice.

    Yowie researcher Dean Harrison has described his too-close encounters with the mysterious apelike creature, which is comparable to the North American Sasquatch or the Himalayan yeti.

    He says he was nearly killed by a yowie on two occasions, first in Ormeau in the Gold Coast hinterland and again in Kilkivan near Gympie.

    “That was a game changer. I can’t go back into the bush by myself. I just got hit with a big dose of reality,” he toldQT.

    “I nearly got taken down by one at Ormeau in 1997 and that was really scary. It was only by the grace of God that I survived.

    “I made a phone call at 11pm in a clearing before going into the bush and if I hadn’t I wouldn’t be here today. This thing really meant business.

    “But the crunchier was in 2009 at Kilkivan and if a few guys weren’t there to rescue me I wouldn’t be here. That took a good eight months to get over...."===http://www.news.com.au/national/que...e/news-story/1317d3822b7ee66f80f0369c017c11c3

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    Well since people do not lie and no one is crazy, I guess we have to just accept his accounts. Leave it to the Ausies to have a ginger megapod.

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    While we have our fair share of deadly creatures, the inferences that are sometimes inferred are entirely mythical: eg: I have never seen Australia's deadliest spider the Sydney Funnel Web in the wild....
    Other results of Australia's deadliest creatures is listed here........
    Australia has many deadly venomous snakes, but like most things, the danger is highly sensationalised: [Taipan, Eastern Brown, Tiger, Death Adder Red Bellied Black] and death is very rare......
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fatal_snake_bites_in_Australia
    The estimated incidence of snakebites annually in Australia is between 3 and 18 per 100,000 with an average mortality rate of 0.03 per 100,000 per year.[4]Between 1979 and 1998 there were 53 deaths from snakes, according to data obtained from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.[5]

    Between 1942 and 1950 there were 56 deaths from snakebite recorded in Australia. Of 28 deaths in the 1945-49 period, 18 occurred in Queensland, 6 in New South Wales, 3 in Western Australia and 1 inTasmania.[6] The majority of snake bites occur when people handle snakes in an attempt to relocate or kill them.
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    Our two most deadliest spider are the Funnel Web [never seen one in the wild] and the Red Back. Again the danger is dramatised......
    http://www.australiangeographic.com...2/08/australian-spiders-the-10-most-dangerous
    SPIDERS TEND TO INCITE more fear than favour and even provoke phobias for some. And many a visitor to our shores has been more than a little worried about our venomous eight-legged friends.

    It's true that we have some of the most venomous spiders in the world - but Australia's spider reputation is bigger than its bite: records show no deaths from spider bites here since 1981.

    "The fact is that, from a human perspective, spiders just aren't that dangerous" says Dr Aaron Harmer, arachnid researcher Macquarie University. "While many spiders can give you a nip, in most cases it is less troublesome than a bee sting."
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    Other lists include the Box JellyFish, [79 deaths since 1883] found on tropical north Australian shoreline waters.
    Blur-Ringed Octopus, two known deaths.
    Cone Snail, one recorded death......

    http://www.australiangeographic.com.../05/top-10-most-venomous-animals-in-australia

     
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    What about the dreaded box jellyfish or blue ringed octopus? I'd never swim in the Australian seas.
     
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    Coastal taipan snake?
     
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    I have a dip every morning at one of Sydney's great surfing beaches!

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  12. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Have you ever been to that beach that has bioluminescent waters? I'd visit there.
     
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    Never encountered any snake where I am, which is adjacent to much bushland that has been preserved, and which I have trekked through on constructed trails.
    And of course you do have the results of deaths I have given and which support what I am telling you.
    Like I said, a bit of a beat up.
     
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    What about the gigantic venomous Outback bat. Many have died from that I hear.

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    I have experienced bioluminescence but not in Australia......It was in 1974 while I was crewing a three masted Barquentine from Panama to Australia...From memory that was around the Society Islands.
     
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    I would visit Darwin. It has more thunderstorms than most any place on earth.
     
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    Any Bat carries disease that could be harmful to humans. If you are bitten by one, you logically seek medical attention as you would if bitten by a dog or other household pet.
     
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    Does it? It is in the tropics.
    http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/topstory/2006/intense_storms.html
    By using data from the NASA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite, researchers identified the regions on Earth that experience the most intense thunderstorms. Their study was published in the August 2006 issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. The strongest storms were found to occur east of the Andes Mountains in Argentina, where warm, humid air often collides with cooler, drier air, similar to storms that form east of the Rockies in the United States. Surprisingly, some semi-arid regions have powerful storms, including the southern fringes of the Sahara, northern Australia, and parts of the Indian subcontinent. In contrast, rainy areas such as western Amazonia and Southeast Asia experience frequent storms, but relatively few are severe. Northern Pakistan, Bangladesh, and parts of Central Africa also experience intense thunderstorms.
     
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    http://io9.gizmodo.com/giant-monster-bat-slain-in-australia-1538621970

    Note: I do not condone the killing of any creature that poses no harm to you.
     
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    We have our fair share of nuts. [Oh, and its Aussies!

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    Like I said, if you are bitten by one you seek medical attention as you would if bitten by a dog.
    And of course from your link......
    A few commenters are suggesting that this might be a very large Black Flying Fox, or that it's possibly fake. Either way it's got a bit of that forced perspective camera angle thing going on so it might not be THAT huge, but it's still freaking huge. We're sad this bat is dead it's most likely a fruit bat and was just looking for a tasty treat. RIP Giant Bat. May your brothers seek your revenge.

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    Jervis Bay, Sydney Australia

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