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(Courier Mail)   Before you allow your son to bring in some eggs he found in the backyard so they can hatch in a container in his dresser drawer, make sure they're not the eggs of the second deadliest snake on earth   (couriermail.com.au) divider line 80
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2012-12-20 12:52:27 PM
Kyle's older sister Shannon Sim, 22, said that her brother loved all animals, and enjoyed following the adventures of one of his heroes, survival expert Bear Grylls.

what they should do is give him a talking to about why his idol is a fraud.
 
2012-12-20 12:57:15 PM

Nogale: Are the snakes a protected species? Otherwise why release a clutch of the second-most venomous snakes in the world rather than destroying them?


I believe that, yes, it's illegal to kill brown snakes. There are entire businesses in Australia dedicated to getting the lil' bastards out of peoples' homes, and relocating them outside of the city.
 
2012-12-20 01:00:23 PM

durbnpoisn: 2 things are silly about this.

1. Snake eggs are all leathery, not hard like chicken eggs. So this kid is an idiot.
2. A newly hatchd snake is not danerous. It's fangs aren't developed enough and neiher is it's venom.

I wouldn't test #2 first hand. But that's my understanding.


It's an absolute fact, all baby animals can't hurt you till they grow up. They're all so adora-lovi-huggable.

I also planning on leaving this fact untested.
 
2012-12-20 01:00:49 PM
So, what are the odds that this kid's death will be before the age of 30 and involve a wild animal?
 
2012-12-20 01:04:10 PM

Bendal: Sybarite: It's Australia. What are the odds that anything that came out of those eggs wouldn't try to kill him?

I bet even their chickens are homicidal.

/everything else is


 



Yeah, whatever you do, never look into their eyes...

i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-12-20 01:07:43 PM
Done in two.
 
2012-12-20 01:15:08 PM

DaCaptain19: #2 maybe at birth, but baby (venomous) snakes are usually more dangerous than the adult in their species - they have less control over how much venom (which is as potent as adult venom) to administer.


Snakes are most definitely able to envenomate very shortly after hatching. And you're totally correct, young snakes lack the ability to regulate the amount of venom they inject. They literally "go for broke" with every strike.
 
2012-12-20 01:20:50 PM
B..b..b..b..but there's stil some motherfarking egg-laying brown snakes in their back yard...
 
2012-12-20 01:26:13 PM
The most dangerous thing about the second-most-deadly snakes in the world is that they know they are #2 so they try even harder.
 
2012-12-20 01:31:00 PM
Alternative Headline: Your son wants to bring eggs in from the backyard and you live in Australia. Think fast.
 
2012-12-20 01:46:12 PM
pbfcomics.com
 
2012-12-20 02:02:03 PM
Well... could've been worse.
 
2012-12-20 02:36:20 PM
2nd deadliest snake in Australia, not on Earth. The coastal taipan is a bit more lethal due to venom toxicity and aggressiveness. Black Mamba, Common Lancehead or Fer-de-Lance, King Cobra, Russell's Viper, Barba Amarilla and Puff Adder are all more deadly. Factors determining this are; size, venom yield, venom toxicity, fang length, disposition and bites per year. Link
Also, whoever named that snake is a dumbass. "Brown snake" just sound too damn friendly.
 
2012-12-20 02:37:33 PM

The Jami Turman Fan Club: gopher321: Deadliest wildlife around here in Ontario is maybe a rabid [moose picture]


A moose once bit my sister.
 
2012-12-20 02:47:15 PM

spazzhappy: Found some eggs in the backyard... Better drink my own piss.


Sorry to all you folks down under, but I read that with an Aussie accent and lol'd.
 
2012-12-20 02:48:38 PM
Simpsons did it.
 
2012-12-20 02:56:43 PM
crikey, dammed Austrians, should have tried Bavarian eggs
 
2012-12-20 02:56:53 PM

DaCaptain19: durbnpoisn: 2 things are silly about this.

1. Snake eggs are all leathery, not hard like chicken eggs. So this kid is an idiot.
2. A newly hatchd snake is not danerous. It's fangs aren't developed enough and neiher is it's venom.

I wouldn't test #2 first hand. But that's my understanding.

#2 maybe at birth, but baby (venomous) snakes are usually more dangerous than the adult in their species - they have less control over how much venom (which is as potent as adult venom) to administer.


A) The eggs could have been lizard eggs and the kids is three.
B) How does a snake not being capable of eating at birth make sense biologically?
C) Which do you think involves more venom, a baby snake that injects 75% of its venom or an adult which is over 5,000% larger that injects 25% of its venom?
 
2012-12-20 02:59:20 PM
Australia?
 
[checks article]
 
Australia.
 
2012-12-20 03:18:29 PM

thehighesttree: Kyle's older sister Shannon Sim, 22, said that her brother loved all animals, and enjoyed following the adventures of one of his heroes, survival expert Les Hiddens .


FTFY

/Now the kid might have a chance.
//bear is a hack.
// Les Stroud would be my next choice.
 
2012-12-20 03:19:46 PM

katerbug72: gopher321: Deadliest wildlife around here in Ontario is maybe a rabid racoon, or a deer that may jump in front of your car. We do have polar bears up north.


New tourism slogan...


Australia: Our Whole Continent Wants You Dead

We've got some poisonous spiders and snakes but they're not too commonly found around people, thank goodness. You couldn't pay me to live in Australia.


Most Australians live in cities and have never even seen a koala let alone anything deadly. You're about as likely to see deadly wildlife in Sydney as you are to see a rattle snake in Boston,

One of the world's deadliest most aggressive species of spider is native to Sydney though, but I've lived many years in Sydney and never seen one.
 
2012-12-20 03:20:04 PM
I once jumped out of my car to get a photo of a snake crossing the road in Australia ... It was only later that I identified it as an Eastern Brown. Glad I had a decent zoom lens.

Most wildlife isn't dangerous as long as you don't poke it. The exception is Saltwater Crocodiles which are scary as hell ... not freshies though - you can walk right up to those.
 
2012-12-20 03:23:47 PM

computerguyUT: Australia....

mmmm......Olivia Newton John when I was 10....

/Like the fist of an angry god.


Olivia Newton John? Born in the UK, lived in Australia while growing up and has spent most of her life in the US.
 
2012-12-20 03:23:48 PM

Sybarite: It's Australia. What are the odds that anything that came out of those eggs wouldn't try to kill him?


I think we're done here.
 
2012-12-20 03:44:06 PM

Thorny: DaCaptain19: durbnpoisn: 2 things are silly about this.

1. Snake eggs are all leathery, not hard like chicken eggs. So this kid is an idiot.
2. A newly hatchd snake is not danerous. It's fangs aren't developed enough and neiher is it's venom.

I wouldn't test #2 first hand. But that's my understanding.

#2 maybe at birth, but baby (venomous) snakes are usually more dangerous than the adult in their species - they have less control over how much venom (which is as potent as adult venom) to administer.

A) The eggs could have been lizard eggs and the kids is three.
B) How does a snake not being capable of eating at birth make sense biologically?
C) Which do you think involves more venom, a baby snake that injects 75% of its venom or an adult which is over 5,000% larger that injects 25% of its venom?


Everything that I've been told about snakes and scorpions is that the babies are deadlier than the adults. Something about having stronger venom when they're younger.
 
2012-12-20 03:46:21 PM

my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: The Jami Turman Fan Club: gopher321: Deadliest wildlife around here in Ontario is maybe a rabid
[www.themarysue.com image 522x378]

Daaaaayuuuuuummmmm!

I knew Moose were big...really big...but seeing one with a bunch of cars around to put it in perspective...damn.


Yeah, Australia may have quantity, but Canadians go for quality. Polar bears, Moose, Wolverines, Kodiaks, Timber wolves...

Spend any time in Canada and you start to understand why dinosaurs went extinct.
 
2012-12-20 03:59:05 PM

gopher321: Deadliest wildlife around here in Ontario is maybe a rabid racoon, or a deer that may jump in front of your car. We do have polar bears up north.


New tourism slogan...


Australia: Our Whole Continent Wants You Dead


It's Come to Australia, You Might Accidentally Get Killed.
 
2012-12-20 04:23:53 PM

Great Janitor: Thorny: DaCaptain19: durbnpoisn: 2 things are silly about this.

1. Snake eggs are all leathery, not hard like chicken eggs. So this kid is an idiot.
2. A newly hatchd snake is not danerous. It's fangs aren't developed enough and neiher is it's venom.

I wouldn't test #2 first hand. But that's my understanding.

#2 maybe at birth, but baby (venomous) snakes are usually more dangerous than the adult in their species - they have less control over how much venom (which is as potent as adult venom) to administer.

A) The eggs could have been lizard eggs and the kids is three.
B) How does a snake not being capable of eating at birth make sense biologically?
C) Which do you think involves more venom, a baby snake that injects 75% of its venom or an adult which is over 5,000% larger that injects 25% of its venom?

Everything that I've been told about snakes and scorpions is that the babies are deadlier than the adults. Something about having stronger venom when they're younger.


Not true, I'm telling you otherwise.
 
2012-12-20 04:31:16 PM

Great Janitor: Everything that I've been told about snakes and scorpions is that the babies are deadlier than the adults. Something about having stronger venom when they're younger.


The same thing is true of humans, but in regards to farts instead of venom.
 
2012-12-20 04:32:24 PM

Bendal: I bet even their chickens are homicidal.


You got that right.

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