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Old Jun 12th 2010, 5:53 pm
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How common is it to have a run in with poisonous animals of Australia? Thanks
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Do you mean human or arachnid?
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forget the poisonous aniamls and concentrate on the roads thats where aussies die in droves
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Have got redbacks in my garden.
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In my experience, not that common. I've lived here 5 years and lived in various places including Central QLD and country NSW. I'm often out walking my dogs etc and in all that time have only seen one snake and no poisonous spiders.

Having said that, I don't go walking through long grass here, don't touch anything covered in cobwebs, don't swim in the sea in various parts during stinger season and don't go swimming out beyond where most swimmers are in potential shark waters!
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Some of the ex-pats can be highly poisonous.
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Some of the ex-pats can be highly poisonous.




as i said earlier watch the roads

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forget the poisonous aniamls and concentrate on the roads thats where aussies die in droves
The 2006 statistics figure of Road deaths per 100 million vehicle kilometres travelled, for both countries are:
0.4 Australian Capital Territory, Australia
0.6 Victoria, Australia
0.6 United Kingdom
0.7 Queensland, Australia
Not that much different...
 
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If you live in a city, or normal residential suburbs, very rare to have problems, but if you live out in the bush you could see them daily.

After 18 years here, I still say that the UK was worse for me for poisonous snakes.
 
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The 2006 statistics figure of Road deaths per 100 million vehicle kilometres travelled, for both countries are:


Not that much different...
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The 2006 statistics figure of Road deaths per 100 million vehicle kilometres travelled, for both countries are:


Not that much different...
i think you missed my point abc
i was showing that next to the supposedly "killer wildlife" in Au that the roads were in fact a much more dangerous place
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Found this interesting

http://australianmuseum.net.au/Spider-facts
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but always look under your toilet seat for one of these just incase

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Default Re: Poisonous animals of Australia

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The 2006 statistics figure of Road deaths per 100 million vehicle kilometres travelled, for both countries are:


Not that much different...
Why did you only show half of the data set from your own source ?

* 0.4 Australian Capital Territory, Australia
* 0.6 Victoria, Australia
* 0.6 United Kingdom
* 0.7 Queensland, Australia
* 0.8 New South Wales, Australia
* 0.8 South Australia
* 0.9 Western Australia
* 1.1 Tasmania, Australia
* 2.6 Northern Territory, Australia
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Originally Posted by CrunchieFrog View Post
Why did you only show half of the data set from your own source ?

* 0.4 Australian Capital Territory, Australia
* 0.6 Victoria, Australia
* 0.6 United Kingdom
* 0.7 Queensland, Australia
* 0.8 New South Wales, Australia
* 0.8 South Australia
* 0.9 Western Australia
* 1.1 Tasmania, Australia
* 2.6 Northern Territory, Australia
because that was the cut-off point for where his stats looked good. Lies, damned lies and statistics and all that.
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